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2/18/2020 ToloNews Human Rights Commission - 136 Civilians Killed in One Month The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said that at least 136 civilians were killed in the country as a result of war or other kinds of violence in the past one month. The human rights commission blamed the Taliban for 50 percent of the fatalities and said that the Afghan government forces also caused 25 percent of the casualties. https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/136-civilians-killed-one-month-human-rights-commission
2/18/2020 VOA At Least 5 Dead in Suicide Attack on Afghan Military Academy A suicide attack targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital killed at least five people early Tuesday, the first major assault in the city in months. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the dawn attack, which came after nearly three months of relative calm in Kabul. https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/least-5-dead-suicide-attack-afghan-military-academy
2/18/2020 NPR Behind The U.S.-Taliban Ceasefire Agreement In Afghanistan NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Vikram Singh, former deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and a former defense negotiator. They discuss the U.S. and Taliban's ceasefire deal. https://www.npr.org/2020/02/18/807117751/behind-the-u-s-taliban-ceasefire-agreement-in-afghanistan?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world
2/16/2020 BasNews Kurdish Shepherds Rescued from IS Two Kurdish shepherds whom the Islamic State (IS) militants had abducted near Kifri on 1st February, have now been rescued. The abductees, who are brothers, were attending their herd outside their village between Kfri and Tuz Khurmatu when a group of IS militants kidnapped them. A local security source told BasNews that the jihadists had released the men after their families paid $7,000 in ransom. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/582091?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=00c513def23ddfa5bfd18f3702181aff550e7a1f-1581860391-0-AbFlKwklyAOuVL3uaTOh6rNXJS3FqAlbDvMVX0y7Xb5QXjWGOqbSS7qVl6rb06nCRXdI8q21376H--MSzxIR-rmCwsUGIdei7DdZGlk_k8mgdt5_oJjmDDgW6SpOPit4ZdiNQxuq-Np32-hMPhF3w2uABTHn6x9IfKUq-P05Oi7IqAMjh4YMgQFHAaFz6csLD4h2KEONNILgWT0puEfMkm_bf-t-FaPtKhyqkxHhKhpt8Vu-_od6LJBJfiwYHUoaoOh8KcW8Vz0WjwGCn03p3-3_xwWe3dBVLqQzvKpXaQ1YneFTVrLCEtQeqb3gypZKFA
2/16/2020 Reuters Rockets hit U.S. coalition base in Baghdad, no casualties Rockets hit a U.S.-led military coalition’s Baghdad headquarters early on Sunday but caused no casualties, a coalition spokesman said, in the latest attack to target U.S. facilities in Iraq. Washington has blamed Iran-backed paramilitary groups for increasingly regular rocketing and shelling of bases hosting U.S. forces in Iraq and of the area around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rockets-hit-u-s-coalition-base-in-baghdad-no-casualties-idUSKBN20A00Y?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
2/16/2020 KP Precision airstrike kills deputy commander of the Red Unit of Taliban in Takhar An airstrike killed seven Taliban militants including the deputy commander of the Red Unit of the group in North-eastern Takhar province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the security forces conducted a precision airstrike in Baharak district of Takhar on Friday night. The statement further added that the airstrike killed 7 Taliban militants including Jalal Sirat alias Nasrat, the deputy commander of the Red Unit of Taliban in Takhar. https://www.khaama.com/precision-airstrike-kills-deputy-commander-of-the-red-unit-of-taliban-in-takhar-04455/
2/16/2020 KP 5 Taliban militants killed, 25 IEDs defused in Kandahar The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed 5 Taliban militants during an operation in southern Kandahar province, the Afghan Military said. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement said the security forces killed 5 Taliban militants during a joint raid in Khakriz district of Kandahar. The statement further added that the security forces killed the militants during a joint military operation. https://www.khaama.com/5-taliban-militants-killed-25-ieds-defused-in-kandahar-04457/
2/16/2020 NPR After U.S. And Taliban Agree To Reduce Violence, Afghan Americans Wonder What's Next A large group of Afghans lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. And the announcement of U.S. deal with the Taliban to reduce violence and enter peace talks has the expats wondering what's next. https://www.npr.org/2020/02/16/806417280/after-u-s-and-taliban-agree-to-reduce-violence-afghan-americans-wonder-whats-nex
2/16/2020 VOA 9 Homeless Drug Users Shot Dead in Afghan Capital Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in the world's biggest producer of opium but a rare incident of apparently coordinated violence against addicts. The motive for the Saturday night attack by the unidentified gunmen in Kabul was not known and police said they were investigating. The men had been sleeping in an open area and a forensic examination had shown they were drug users. https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/police-9-homeless-drug-users-shot-dead-afghan-capital
2/16/2020 DoD Army Casualty Identified Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, from Mountainair, New Mexico, died Feb. 13, 2020, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. Lewark was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 200th Infantry Regiment, 93d Troop Command, New Mexico Army National Guard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico. https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2085550/dod-identifies-army-casualty/