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No compromise on gains of last 2 decades: Khalild

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Sep 17, 2020 - 14:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): The intensifying war amid peace talks suggests the Taliban may be trying to strengthen their position at the negotiating table, the acting defence minister said on Thursday.
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Enemy not capable of capturing territory: Khalid

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Sep 06, 2020 - 17:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid on Sunday said that violence has intensified in the critical phase of peace process. Khalid expressed the view while addressing a gathering in Laghman province. He reaffirmed that the enemy...
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Security forces remain in defensive position: Khalid

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Feb 22, 2020 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces have been in defensive mode since the start of a reduction in violence while reports of attacks from two provinces had been received, an official said on Saturday. Acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid said this...
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Afghan forces not to allow post-poll unrest: Khalid

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Nov 24, 2019 - 17:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid on Sunday said the Afghan security forces would allow no one to resort to violence post-election and the Afghans would not accept a peace deal leading to another war.’ Khalid expressed these...
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NATO won’t reduce troops in Afghanistan: Khalid

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Oct 26, 2019 - 15:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalild has said that NATO members have made no decision about a troop drawdown from Afghanistan . Speaking at a press conference in Brussels on Friday after the alliance defense ministers meeting,...
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Afghan forces capable of protecting country, people: Khalid

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Aug 15, 2019 - 16:33
KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid on Thursday said Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDS) have the capability to ensure the security of the country and its people in case of foreign forces withdrawal. Khalid said this...
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Avoid meddling in military affairs, politicians told

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Mar 28, 2019 - 13:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid has called on all politicians to avoid politicising and interference in military affairs. While introducing Dr. Yasin Zia as his first deputy, Khalid said at a ceremony here on Thursday: “We...
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Khalild, Swaraj discuss security cooperation

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Feb 24, 2019 - 14:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalil has met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, India, a statement from Ministry of Defence said on Sunday. Both sides discussed bilateral cooperation, with Khalild...
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Khalid, Miller attend Kandahar security briefing

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Jan 31, 2019 - 19:49
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Acting defense minister Asadullah Khalid and US and NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller on Thursday attended a security meeting in southern Kandahar province, an official said.
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Human Rights Watch report on Khalid a conspiracy: MPs

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Jan 14, 2019 - 15:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s allegations against the acting defense minister Asadullah Khalid as ‘biased’ and ‘baseless’. The lawmakers termed the report a...
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Senate rejects HRW report on Khalid as ‘biased, baseless’

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Jan 13, 2019 - 17:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s allegations against the acting defense minister Asadullah Khalid as ‘biased’ and ‘baseless’. A recent HRW report said ‘credible...
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Khalid implicated in human rights abuses, war crimes

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Jan 12, 2019 - 17:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): Credible evidence of serious human rights abuses and war crimes linked to President Ghani’s pick for the Defense Ministry Asadullah Khalid have followed him throughout his government career, an influential human rights watchdog said...
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Operations against rebels to continue, says defence minister

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Jan 08, 2019 - 14:47
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least 50 Taliban militants have been killed and wounded in fresh clearing operations in Almar and Andkhoi districts of the northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Tuesday. According to a Pajhwok Afghan News report,...
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