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अफ़ग़ानिस्तान : 150 से ज़्यादा सुरक्षाकर्मियों की हत्या : अमेरिका की रवानगी शुरू : तालिबान के सामने दो महिने भी नहीं टिक पायेगी अशरफ़ ग़नी हुकूमत : रिपोर्ट

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान से अमेरिकी सैनिकों ने निकलना शुरू कर दिया है, अमेरिका ने अपने सैनिक ठिकानों से अपने झंडे उतार लिए हैं और इन ठिकानों अफ़ग़ान सरकार के हवाले कर दिया है, तालिबान ने अमेरिका को पहले ही धमकी दे दी थी कि शांति समझौते मुताबिक अगर एक मई से अमेरिका ने अफ़ग़ानिस्तान से अपने सैनिक नहीं निकाले तो तालिबान अमेरिकी सैनिकों पर हमले तेज़ कर दिए जाएंगे, अमेरिका ने मौके की नज़ाकत को देख कर तै वक़्त से पहले ही रवानगी शुरू कर दी है, अमेरिका के अफ़ग़ानिस्तान से जाते वक़्त अफ़ग़ान तालिबान ने अफ़ग़ान सेना के खिलाफ महाज़ खोल दिया है और एक के अंदर 150 से ज़ियादा हमले किये हैं जिनमे अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के 150 से ज़ियादा सुरक्षा कर्मी मारे गए हैं

तालिबान के साथ इस समय चीन, रूस, तुर्की, ईरान, पाकिस्तान, क़तर, नार्थ कोरिया हैं, चीन ने तालिबान सलाह दी है कि वो अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में जल्द से जल्द हुकूमत के मामले को हल करें बाकी जो काम वहां होने हैं वो चीन करेगा, अफ़ग़ानिस्तान को जो कुछ भी ज़रूरतें हैं उन्हें चीन बना कर देगा, उधर रूस और पाकिस्तान तालिबान को पूरी मदद दे रहे हैं, इस वक़्त अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के तक़रीबन 80 फीसद इलाके पर तालिबान का कब्ज़ा है और वो राजधानी काबुल से तक़रीबन 50 – 60 किलोमीटर की दुरी पर हैं, काबुल को आने वाले हाइवे पर तालिबान ने कब्ज़ा कर लिया है

अशरफ गनी की हुकूमत किसी भी तालिबान का मुकाबला नहीं कर सकती है, अमेरिका और विदेशी सैनिकों से के यहाँ से पूरी तरह निकलने के बाद अफ़ग़ानिस्तान की अशरफ गनी सरकार अगले कुछ महीनों की मेहमान मानी जा रही है, अफ़ग़ान तालिबान को चीन पूरी इंटेलिजेन्स जानकारियां दे रहा है, चीन अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में अपना दखल चाहता है उसकी वजह है कि अफ़ग़ानिस्तान और बलोचिस्तान गैस और सोने व् अन्य कीमती पदार्थों के सबसे बड़े भण्डार हैं

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में तालेबान का तांडव, 24 घंटे में 150 से ज़्यादा सुरक्षाकर्मियों की हत्या

अफ़ग़ानिस्‍तान से अमरीका के वापसी की घोषणा के बाद तालेबान ने इस देश में हमले तेज़ कर दिए हैं।

तालेबान ने पिछले 24 घंटे में अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में 141 जगहों पर हमले किए हैं जिनमें 157 सुरक्षाकर्मियों समेत 226 लोग मारे गए हैं। इस बीच अफ़ग़ान सरकार ने भी दावा किया है कि उसने जवाबी कार्यवाही करते हुए 100 से ज़्यादा तालेबानी लड़ाकों को मार गिराया है। सोमवार को तालेबान ने पश्चिमी अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के एक स्कूल के पास बम धमाका किया था जिसमें 21 लोग घायल हो गए जिनमें अधिकतर छात्र हैं। फ़राह प्रांत के स्वास्थ्य विभाग के प्रमुख अब्दुल जब्बार शाहीक ने बताया कि घायलों को क़रीबी अस्पतालों में भर्ती कराया गया है। उन्होंने बताया कि कम से कम 10 घायल 7 से 13 वर्ष की उम्र के हैं। शाहीक ने बताया कि तीन घायलों की हालत नाजुक है।

तालेबान के ज़्यादातर हमले उरुज़गान, ज़ाबुल, क़ंधार, नंगरहर, बदख़्शां और तख़ार क्षेत्र में हुए हैं। अमरीका के राष्‍ट्रपति जो बाइडेन की ओर से अफ़ग़ानिस्‍तान से अमरीकी सैनिकों की वापसी की घोषणा के बाद तालेबान ने अपने हमले तेज़ कर दिए हैं। पिछले 30 दिनों में तालेबान के विभिन्न हमलों में 428 सुरक्षाकर्मी और आम नागरिक मारे गए हैं जबकि 500 से अधिक लोग घायल हुए हैं।

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#Taliban launches huge offensive in #Afghanistan’s #Helmand province

It comes two days after #US forces handed control of Helmand base to army – Afghan forces fought back against the offensive, which continued into Tuesday

Taliban launches huge offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand province two days after US forces handed control of local base to country’s army as part of troop withdrawal

– Taliban launched an offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday
– It comes two days after US forces handed control of Helmand base to army
– Afghan forces fought back against the offensive, which continued into Tuesday
– Afghan defence ministry said just more than 100 Taliban fighters had been killed

Afghan security forces fought back a huge Taliban offensive just two days after United States forces handed control of a local base back to the country’s army.

The Taliban launched a massive offensive in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday while fighting continued the next day, officials and residents claimed on Tuesday.

Afghan security forces fought back against the offensive just two days after a handover ceremony, which saw US forces give control of Antonik camp in Helmand to the Afghan National Army (ANA).

The offensive comes after militants launched assaults around the country following a missed US deadline to withdraw troops from the country, as agreed in talks with the Taliban last year.

Attaullah Afghan, the head of Helmand’s provincial council, said the Taliban launched their offensive on Monday from multiple directions, attacking checkpoints around the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, taking over some of them.

Speaking about the offensive, one resident claimed that families who would afford to leave had fled, but he was forced to wait with his family in fear before the Taliban were pushed back.

Mulah Jan, a resident of a suburb of provincial capital Lashkar Gah, said: ‘There was a thunderstorm of heavy weapons and blasts in the city and the sound of small arms was like someone was making popcorn.

‘I took all my family members to the corner of the room, hearing the heavy blasts and bursts of gunfire as if it was happening behind our walls.’

The insurgents were pushed back after Afghan security forces launched air strikes and deployed elite commando forces, but fighting continued on Tuesday and hundreds of families had been displaced, according to Attaullah Afghan.

The Afghan defence ministry said just more than 100 Taliban fighters had been killed in Helmand but did not provide details on casualties among Afghan security forces. The Taliban did not immediately respond to request for comment.

A Taliban surge in Helmand would have particular resonance, as the desert province was where US and British forces suffered the bulk of their losses during the 20-year war.

The defence ministry said security forces had also been responding to attacks by the Taliban in at least six other provinces in the past 24 hours, including southeastern Ghazni and southern Kandahar.

Although the United States did not meet the May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with the Taliban last year, the pullout is currently underway.

As part of the pullout, US forces handed over over a base in Helmand to Afghan troops just two days ago, where a handover ceremony took place at Antonik camp.

President Joe Biden announced earlier this month his plan to withdraw the United States’ remaining 2,500 troops on September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The initial May 1 deadline for US troops to pull out was agreed last year under former President Donald Trump.

The Taliban rejected Biden’s announcement that troops would stay on and withdraw over the next four-and-a-half months, while the deadline has been met with a surge in violence.

A car bomb in Logar province killed almost 30 people on Friday, while at least seven Afghan military personnel were killed when the Taliban set off explosives smuggled through a tunnel they had dug into an army outpost in southwestern Farah province on Monday.

Islamists, emboldened by Joe Biden’s decision to pull troops out of the country, have warned the US and its Nato allies there will be ‘problems’ should they fail to beat a swift retreat in September.

Biden’s decision appeared to be a unilateral decision which ignored dates set by the Taliban and Afghan government in their Doha Agreement in February last year following peace talks brokered by Washington.

It was billed as an ‘agreement for bringing peace’ and stated that US and NATO allies would have to withdraw from Afghanistan within 14 months, by May 1, 2021, provided both parties upheld their side of the treaty.

Biden’s new timeline to September infuriated the Taliban which has now sought to distance itself from the US-led push for peace.

The group said earlier this month that its delegates would no longer travel to Turkey for a peace conference intended to jump start negotiations.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said those responsible for delaying the removal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan would be ‘held liable’.

Previously taking to Twitter, Mujahid said: ‘If the [Doha] agreement is breached and foreign forces fail to exit our country on the specified date, problems will certainly be compounded and those whom failed to comply with the agreement will be held liable’.

The news has sparked concerns the Taliban will push its spring offensive, a rise in attacks that usually takes place as the weather gets warmer.

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have warned that Biden’s plan to withdraw risks creating a power vacuum which the Taliban is already seeking to fill.

The Taliban continue to gain more ground despite the central government in Kabul, which will grow weaker as the final American troops leave the country in September.

Experts have warned a successful withdrawal of troops hinges on a strong peace deal between the Taliban and Afghan government.

But months of negotiations, launched in Doha, Qatar, in September, have failed to yield tangible results, and violence in Afghanistan has spiked as talks stalled.

Relations within the Afghan government have also made negotiating a slow process as President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, the government’s peace talks representative, continue to bicker over policy.

An annual threat assessment by the US Director of National Intelligence released last month said the chance of a peace deal in the next 12 months ‘remains low’.

It said ‘the Taliban is likely to make gains on the battlefield, and the Afghan Government will struggle to hold the Taliban at bay if the coalition withdraws support’.

After withdrawing, the US aims to rely on Afghan military and police forces, which they have developed with billions of dollars in funding, to maintain security, though peace talks are struggling and the insurgency is resilient.

A key reason for a coordinated withdrawal is the fact that Nato relies on US airlift capabilities and shipping to move valuable equipment back home out of landlocked Afghanistan.

Nato also wants to avoid any hardware falling into the hands of militants, as happened after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

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