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29 September 2019 Military News

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  • Afghanistan presidential election sees 'low turnout' Press TV 29 Sep 2019 -- The turnout in Afghanistan's presidential election has been unofficially estimated at little over two million voters, adding up to one-fifth of the total registered voters.
  • Vote Count Under Way In Afghan Presidential Election After Low Turnout RFE/RL 29 Sep 2019 -- An member of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) has said that an unofficial estimate of voter turnout in the country's September 28 presidential election shows that a little more than 2 million voters cast ballots -- a sharp drop from roughly 7 million who turned out for the last presidential election in 2014.
  • Taliban Burn Homes of Daesh Militants in Afghanistan – Official Sputnik 29 Sep 2019 -- Taliban fighters have been burning homes of militants loyal to the Daesh* terror group in the Afghan province of Kunar, a local official said on Sunday.
  • Voting is Over, Now Real Challenges Begin in Afghanistan VOA 29 Sep 2019 -- Afghan officials are counting votes after Saturday's presidential election that was held amid repeated threats by the Taliban and fear of post-election chaos. Better performance by electoral and security authorities notwithstanding, fears remain that disagreements on the result might engulf the country into a destabilizing fight for power.
  • China Spurns US Criticism of Economic Cooperation With Afghanistan VOA 29 Sep 2019 -- A regional Chinese diplomat has rebuked the United States for being "ignorant" about his country's ongoing key economic contributions and cooperation with Afghanistan.

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