Afghan night raids to resume

  • The New York Times report that nighttime raids by the Afghan army are likely to resume in 2015 despite being hugely unpopular among Afghan citizens. 
  • Ban on the raids, in place since 2003, has been lifted by new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (NYT).
  • Meanwhile an Oxfam report released on Monday says women has been 'frozen out' of the peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
  • Organisation says that unless women are given an active role, 'a legacy of the Afghan war will be Afghan women’s eventual suppression into poverty, directly undermining Afghanistan’s future prosperity'.

NYT report

Oxfam press release