Afghanistan Review, 13 August 2013

from NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre
Published on 13 Aug 2013


  • The World Bank announces two grants to mitigate the decline in foreign aid.
  • ACCI reports a forty per cent increase in exports and a slight decrease in imports.
  • Mullah Omar says the Taliban are willing to begin peace negotiations.
  • Afghanistan’s first female MP says women rights reforms are coming undone.
  • Afghanistan drops efforts to collect taxes from military equipment containers.
  • Civilian casualties have increased 23 per cent in 2013, says the UN.
  • SIGAR reveals the embezzlement of USD 77 million by an Afghan contractor.
  • Tajikistan interested in joining the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan power line project.