Afghanistan will ‘likely’ erupt in civil war: US general | Taliban News

Afghanistan will ‘likely’ erupt in civil war: US general | Taliban News

Mark Milley, US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says a brand new civil conflict might see a resurgence of ‘terrorist’ teams.

Heavy combating continues between the Taliban and resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley because the armed group tries to grab the final holdout province.

Resistance fighters mentioned on Sunday that they captured lots of of Taliban troops in addition to their tools and automobiles.

Meanwhile, Mark Milley, the highest US general, mentioned Afghanistan will “likely” erupt in civil conflict if the Taliban will not be capable of set up management, warning {that a} broad civil conflict might result in a resurgence of “terrorist” teams.

Alongside a big haul of American-made infantry weapons, Afghanistan’s new rulers now possess Humvees, armoured personnel carriers, and no less than one functioning Black Hawk helicopter.

 

Here are the most recent updates for Sunday, September 5:


1 hour in the past (12:23 GMT)

Afghan civil conflict ‘likely’: US general

The high US general has informed US media that Afghanistan will “likely” erupt in civil conflict, warning such circumstances might see a resurgence of “terrorist” teams if the Taliban will not be capable of consolidate energy and set up efficient governance.

“My military estimate … is that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war,” General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, informed Fox News.

“That will then, in turn, lead to conditions that could, in fact, lead to a reconstitution of al-Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other … terrorist groups”, Milley mentioned.


1 hour in the past (12:16 GMT)

Italy to switch its Afghanistan embassy to Qatar

Italy plans to maneuver its Afghan embassy to Doha, Qatar, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio mentioned, the most recent Western nation to arrange its diplomatic mission outdoors Afghanistan for the reason that Taliban takeover.

Many diplomats have flown to the Gulf state, which has hosted the Taliban’s political workplace since 2013, after evacuating Kabul late final month.

China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey have saved their embassies in the Afghan capital open.


1 hour in the past (12:12 GMT)

NRF reportedly captures lots of of Taliban fighters

The National Resistance Front (NRF) of Afghanistan, a grouping of forces loyal to Ahmad Massoud in Panjshir Valley, says it surrounded “thousands of terrorists” in Khawak Pass and the Taliban had deserted automobiles and tools in the Dashte Rewak space.

NRF spokesman Fahim Dashti mentioned “heavy clashes” have been occurring in the area.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford, primarily based in the capital Kabul, reported that sources on the bottom mentioned lots of of Taliban fighters had been taken prisoner.

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Resistance motion members stand guard at an outpost in Kotal-e Anjuman of Paryan district in Panjshir province [File: AFP]

2 hours in the past (11:50 GMT)

Pope hopes many nations take Afghan refugees

Pope Francis says he’s praying that many nations take Afghan refugees and, in an obvious reference to the Taliban’s previous restrictions on education for girls, that it’s important that younger Afghans obtain an training.

“In these moments of upheaval, in which Afghans are seeking refuge, I pray for the most vulnerable among them,” he informed lots of of individuals in St Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing.

Pope Francis says he prays for probably the most susceptible amongst Afghan folks [File: Yara Nardi/Reutters]

2 hours in the past (11:30 GMT)

Qatar to function every day help flights to Afghanistan

Qatar has flown humanitarian help into Kabul and says it will function every day help flights to Afghanistan over the subsequent few days, offering much-needed provides following a hiatus in a lot Western help as a result of Taliban’s takeover final month.

Qatar has emerged as a key interlocutor between Western nations and the Taliban, after growing its ties to the group by means of internet hosting its political workplace since 2013.

A Qatari help flight carrying medical provides and meals merchandise arrived in Kabul on Saturday and Qatar’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Saeed bin Mubarak Al Khayareen was on the airport for its arrival, the Qatari overseas ministry mentioned.

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