IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Afghanistan

1st June - 08th June
  • Afghanistan announces Eid ceasefire with Taliban until June 20
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on June 7 announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting month, but excluding other militant groups, such as Islamic State. (World News, June 7, 2018)
  • Up to 60 percent of Afghan girls out of school: UNICEF report
    Despite efforts to improve girls' education in Afghanistan, just one in three currently attends school, UNICEF reports. (Aljazeera, June 3, 2018)
  • Afghan forces end ISIL attack on ministry in Kabul
    Interior ministry says all 10 attackers killed in Kabul following assault on its compound claimed by the ISIL group. (Aljazeera, May 30, 2018)
  • Afghan forces night raid kills civilians in Nangarhar
    At least nine people were killed after security forces raided homes in Charparhar district. (Aljazeera, 29 May 2018)
  • Taliban 'categorically reject' a statement by a US general about 'off stage' dialogue between Kabul and armed group. (Aljazeera, June 1, 2018)
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