Afghanistan

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EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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UNAMA

United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 03/02

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ISAF

International Security Assistance Force (UN-Mandatiert)
Begin: 01/02

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News


Afghan president moves to replace security chiefs (29.08.2012)

The president is trying to shore up his shaken security team as his administration struggles to build an army and police force that can fight the Taliban as U.S. and other foreign forces begin to withdraw.

Afghanistan promises to stem insider attacks on Nato forces (22.08.2012)

Kabul government hopes vetting of police and army recruits will cut shootings, though it blames foreign spies for many attacks.

Despite drop in civilian casualties, Afghan conflict still takes devastating toll – UN (08.08.2012)

The 2012 “Midyear Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict” states that during the first half of the year, conflict-related violence led to 1,145 civilian deaths and 1,954 injuries. While these figures represent a 15 per cent decrease compared to last year, the UN Assistance Mission...

Karzai “accepts” dismissal of key ministers (05.08.2012)

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, says he has accepted the parliament's decision to dismiss the country's interior and defence ministers over continued cross-border shelling incidents with Pakistan, but that the two will continue to work in acting roles until he has appointed replacements.

Security responsibility of Kandahar districts handed over to Afghan forces (23.07.2012)

The security responsibility of three districts of Kandahar Province – Dand, Daman and Arghandab – and Kandahar City were handed over from international forces to Afghan forces last week. … Kandahar is the birth place of the Taliban and is considered as an important province, both politically and...

British Prime Minister warns Taliban against mounting attack after troops withdraw (19.07.2012)

PM tells audience in Kabul that Nato countries will leave Afghan forces fully prepared to overcome any insurgency after 2014 exit.

14 former Taliban fighters join peace process in Jalalabad (18.07.2012)

Fourteen former Taliban fighters, who recently renounced violence, joined a Government peace and reconciliation process today in the eastern regional hub of Jalalabad. … According to Mawlawi Muhamad Abas, the deputy head of the Provincial Peace Council, a total of 106 members of the anti-Government...