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Canada Afghanistan: Replacement of Safe Ministers Faced with Taliban Progression

21:00  19 june  2021
21:00  19 june  2021 Source:   lejdd.fr

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President Afghan Ashraf Ghani replaced his Ministers from the Interior and Defense Saturday, Face to the rapid progression of the Taliban in many territories of the country.

The reshuffle then intervenes that the insurgents say they have taken control of more than 40 districts in recent weeks in the Afghan campaigns and while the doha peace negotiations are in a dead point.

According to a press release of the presidential palace, General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi and General Abdul Satar Mirzakwal have been appointed respectively ministers of defense and the interior.

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Mr. Mohammadi fought the Taliban alongside the famous commander Ahmad Shah Massoud during the 90s Civil War.

He has also been Minister of Defense as well as from the Interior since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Mr. Mohammadi replaces Assadullah Khalid, who has to travel often abroad for medical reasons since he has been targeted by a suicide attack in 2012.

The new Minister of the Interior has worked in many institutions. regional governmental government.


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these changes have been decided while the Afghan forces lose ground at an alarming rate since early May, start the last phase of the withdrawal of American troops.

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The US President Joe Biden announced that the withdrawal would be completed by September 11, the day of the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attacks.

Since that statement on unconditional withdrawal, the Taliban has intensified their offensives across the country.

Many members of the Afghan forces perished or forced to give up besieged forwards in remote areas.

During a violent attack on Wednesday, at least 20 members of an elite commando unit were killed by the Taliban in an ambush in the Province of Failyab (North), confirmed several leaders to AFP.

The Taliban are now present in almost all the provinces of the country, and encircle several major Afghan cities, a strategy already applied in the 1990s to seize almost all of the country and install their plan, fallen after the country. US intervention in 2001.

The Ministry of Defense confirmed Saturday the withdrawal of its troops from several districts, which they plan to reconquer.

"There is a new plan, robust and efficient, to take back the areas from which we withdrawn our troops," said ROHULLAH Ahmadzai department spokesman, rejecting Talibane statements that hundreds of soldiers would be made against insurgents.

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