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12 January 2021 Military News

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  • Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan UN News 12 Jan 2021 -- The UN and humanitarian partners in Afghanistan are seeking $1.3 billion to assist almost 16 million people in need of life-saving assistance as a result of decades of conflict, recurrent natural disasters, and the added impact of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • US Airstrikes Violate Doha Agreement, May Prompt Taliban Reaction, Spokesman Says Sputnik 12 Jan 2021 -- The United States should work to ensure that airstrikes conducted in Afghanistan are done so in a controlled manner to avoid violating the February peace deal reached with the Taliban, also known as the Doha agreement, Taliban* spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Sputnik in an interview.
  • US military continuing Afghan troop withdrawal despite new law Press TV 12 Jan 2021 -- The Pentagon says the US military is pressing ahead with outgoing President Donald Trump's order to further withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, despite a new law that bans further reductions without verifying that the drawdown was in America's national interest.
  • Commentary: The Dilemma Of Moving Primary Education To Mosques In Afghanistan RFE/RL Gandhara 12 Jan 2021 -- Islamic education is already an integral part of Afghanistan's so-called "secular" educational system, in addition to pure religious teachings at mosques, madrasahs, and Shariat faculties across the country. But the Education Ministry recently proposed a new policy approach in which Islam will become part of the education ecosystem, and one of the ideas is transferring primary education to mosques.

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