AFGHANISTAN: ‘ TALIBAN MILITANT GROUP LAY DOWN ARMS & SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES ‘

#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov. 17 – A group of 17 Taliban militants has laid down arms and surrendered to the authorities of Badakhshan province in north-east Afghanistan, the head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said on Monday ./TASS/. reported. 

' The head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the militants won't be charged, despite the fact that they previously actively participated in the attacks '

‘ The head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the militants won’t be charged, despite the fact that they previously actively participated in the attacks ‘

According to him, the group has given all their small arms to the security forces. “Despite the fact that the militants participated actively in the attacks, we’re not going to charge them,” he added. “I’m sure this will have positive impact on the situation in the region and will urge other radicals to return to peaceful life.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that earlier a dozen more Taliban members surrendered in the northeast Afghanistan. The movement leaders give no comments on the reasons for their members switching to the government side.

The government announcements on the extremists giving up armed struggle come amid the “peace process” announced by the new president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai which implies the activation of negotiations between the government and its Taliban opponents and other extremist organizations.

In accordance with the plan the radicals are guaranteed immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for refusal to continue the armed struggle.

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`Lavrov says `Russia, Arab States & Persian Gulf should jointly Fight Terrorism`

#AceWorldNews says that Russia and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf should build barriers to terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said:

Speaking at the 3rd ministerial meeting of the Russia-CCASG Strategic Dialogue, Lavrov said, “Instability in Syria arouses concern, according to Kuwait Itar-tass, as it attracts all-types radicals, who positioned themselves outside the law.

We should jointly fight terrorism. We see its risks outside Syria – in Iraq and Lebanon.”

“We express solidarity with those who can turn out to be in the cross-hairs of terrorists,” the Russian minister said, adding “Despite the disagreements on Syria, we talk openly and hide nothing.”

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