Latest Updates on Afghanistan, 17 May 2020
Ministry of defense: During security forces operations in the Paktia and Paktika provinces, 35 Taliban forces have been killed.
1. Some sources in Afghanistan reported of the imminent agreement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.
– During Taliban security sources attack on security forces checkpoint in the Band Machaghloo region in Ahmadabad district, 8 security forces were killed and 9 others wounded.
– The Taliban kidnapped 11 civilians in the Samkani district.
– Ministry of defense: During security forces operations in the Paktia and Paktika provinces, 35 Taliban forces have been killed.
3. Peace negotiations:
– Zelmai Khalilzad: stopping the Taliban attacks does not include the peace agreement.
– Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban spokesman: We do not recognize the reconciliation council under Abdullah Abdullah leadership, and we will negotiate with Abdullah as an Afghan figure in the inter-Afghan talks.
During the clashes in recent days between security forces and the Taliban in Qarabagh district, 40 Taliban members were killed.
The Taliban captured 6 security forces in the Zakhil region.