US-Taliban Current Affairs, GK & News

Who are the Taliban?

On August 15, 2021, the fundamentalist Islamic force called the Taliban entered Kabul after gaining control over much of the country following the withdrawal of US troops. Highlights Taliban had ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001 when US troops toppled. This group had sheltered Osama bin Laden as he planned the 9/11 attack of 2001. ..

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Taliban attack on Afghanistan Provincial Capital repelled

On August 9, 2021, Afghan forces attacked on provincial capital of northern province of Samangan called Aybak city to repel Taliban militants. Highlights In the attack, at least 20 Taliban militants were killed and eight others got injured. Taliban fighters fled towards surrounding areas after casualties were inflicted. Earlier, on August 7, Taliban attacked Pul-e-Khumri ..

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Russia hosts Afghan Peace Meet

Russia hosted the “Afghan Peace Meet” on March 18, 2021. The meeting was organised to bring together the government representatives and the Taliban adversaries. It was also attended by the international observers in order to help Afghanistan to start its stalled peace process. Highlights The meeting was held for one-day. It was the first meeting ..

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US to sign peace deal with Taliban forces to end war in Afghanistan

The US President Donald Trump recently announced that the United States of America will sign a peace agreement with the Taliban forces on February 29, 2020. Highlights The US and the Taliban forces are to sign peace agreement to end the war of 18 years in Afghanistan. After the agreement, 12,000 US troops that are ..

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EU calls for ceasefire in Afghanistan

The officials of European Union (EU) have called for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, stating that the breakdown in talks between United States and Taliban presented an opportunity to push anew for a truce (an agreement to end the fighting). In September 2019, citing a Taliban attack that killed a US soldier, US President Donald Trump ..

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