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  • Kyrgyzstan Appeals For Help For Ethnic Kyrgyz Who Fled Afghanistan RFE/RL Gandhara 15 Jul 2021 -- The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry has appealed to authorities in neighboring Tajikistan to facilitate the passage to their common border of hundreds of ethnic Kyrgyz who fled Afghanistan amid a major Taliban surge that is raising security concerns in neighboring former Soviet republics.
  • Taliban Proposes Three-Month Cease-Fire In Exchange For Prisoner Release RFE/RL Gandhara 15 Jul 2021 -- The Taliban has proposed a three-month cease-fire in exchange for the release of 7,000 of its fighters, an Afghan government negotiator said, as the militant group captured a key border crossing with Pakistan in a sweeping offensive ahead of the August 31 deadline for the pullout of U.S. forces from the war-torn country.
  • U.S. Evacuation Plan For Afghans Who Helped Military Short On Details RFE/RL Gandhara 15 Jul 2021 -- The United States will begin an evacuation operation at the end of July for Afghans who helped the U.S. military during the nearly 20-year war, but it was not clear how many will be evacuated or where they will go while their visa applications are processed.
  • China ready to facilitate inter-Afghan talks in China at any time: Chinese FM Global Times 15 Jul 2021 -- China is ready to facilitate inter-Afghan negotiations in China at any time and contribute to the political settlement of the Afghan issue, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  • Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis UN News 15 Jul 2021 -- A senior UN official on Thursday urged donors to step up support for Afghanistan, where ongoing drought and increased military operations amid foreign troop withdrawal, are displacing scores of civilians, creating a growing humanitarian crisis.
  • U.S. to evacuate Afghans who supported U.S. military in late July People's Daily 15 Jul 2021 -- The United States will launch "Operation Allies Refuge" in late July to evacuate Afghans who helped the U.S. military during the two-decade war, the White House said on Wednesday.

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