“20 Taliban were killed as a result of the Afghan National Army in Arghandab district of #Kandahar province yesterday. Additionally, some amount of their weapons and ammunition were destroyed as a result,” the Afghanistan Defense Ministry tweeted.
22 Taliban including 3 of their senior commanders were killed and 12 others were wounded in Ghormach district of Fa… https://t.co/HFp4fvotVR
— Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan (@MoDAfghanistan) 1614753456000
Besides this, Afghan commando forces on Tuesday freed 27 military members and seven civilians from Taliban prisons in Herat province.
“Commando forces freed 27 military members and seven civilians from Taliban prison in Adreskan district of Herat Prov. in an operation last night. These prisoners were extensively #tortured by the TB. 6 TB were killed and some amount of their weapons & ammunition were seized as a result,” the ministry said in a subsequent tweet.
Commando forces #freed 27 military members & 7 civilians fromTaliban prison in Adreskan district of Herat Prov. in… https://t.co/BB2t30wDzj
— Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan (@MoDAfghanistan) 1614743699000
The peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban are a “waste of time” as long as the radical movement fails to implement its commitment to reduce violence and implement a ceasefire, Haji Nazir Ahmadzai, a senior adviser to the Afghan president on the Reconciliation of Political Parties and Tribes, told Sputnik in an interview on Tuesday.
“Until the ceasefire is reached, the talks don’t work, it’s just a waste of time,” Ahmadzai said.
Commenting on why the second round of talks was delayed, the presidential aide said that Kabul’s delegation has been in Doha, Qatar’s capital which hosts the negotiation, “for a long time,” ready to continue the talks.