Sunday, March 18, 2018
News Snippets on Afghanistan
AREU - Human Trafficking in Afghanistan. A recent study by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) recommends that the trafficking law of 2017 should be reviewed to identify and remove all contradictory statements or redundancies within the penal code. Read more in "A Mapping Study: Institutional Mechanisms to Tackle Trafficking in Persons in Afghanistan", AREU, March 5, 2018.
Norouz Boycott. Facebook accounts have begun to show up calling on Afghans to refrain from celebrating Norouz because it is un-Islamic. (Gandhara, Mar 12, 2018).
Getting Ready to Deploy to Afghanistan. An Intelligence Officer is interviewed about her upcoming deployment on the Resolute Support Mission. (PRI.org, Mar 14, 2018).
Pakistan Support for Insurgents. According to General Votel, the commander of Central Command, the Taliban are still receiving support from Pakistan. He was testifying before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. (The Washington Times, Mar 14, 2018).
U.S. Dept of State - Trafficking. The U.S Department of State has released a report on human trafficking entitled Trafficking in Persons Report 2017. Afghanistan is covered on pages 57-58.