ISWNews Analysis Group: Darzab district in north of Afghanistan is now entirely occupied by Taliban forces.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Some sources reported Taliban military council accepted temporary ceasefire during US-Taliban talks.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Qari Sayfullah Mehsud, a Pakistani Taliban commander was killed in Khost province, east of Afghanistan.
Erica Marat author of book “The military and the state in central Asia: from red army to independence” what does she say about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?
An abstract of an interview of Vladimir Ayusif, the head of Eurasia department in Shanghai Cooperation Organization, with the Ria Novosti news agency about recent developments of Afghanistan
The results of Afghanistan presidential election showed the victory of Ashraf Ghani and the defeat of Abdullah Abdullah for the second time. The result will give rise to controversy in the coming days in Afghanistan as usual.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Today morning the election commission announced the results of election and Ashraf Ghani won with 50.64% and Abdullah Abdullah with 39.52% of votes stood second. The results started turmoils and controversy.
ISWNews Analysis Group: The Afghan presidential election commission has declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the election and the new president.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Afghanistan election commission reported of announcing the preliminary results soon.
US gave Taliban 10 days deadline for the ceasefire to continue the talks. Some Taliban sources said that they don’t accept any ceasefire before the agreement.
ISWNews Analysis Group: Western media according to US officials announced the partial withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan in agreement with the Taliban.