It is this lack of opportunity and focus on volleyball and soccer that holds back the expansion of Touch. The arrival of more British forces in the country, to operate in non-combat roles, comes at a crucial moment. Sources wouldn’t confirm whether any Britons are known to be among their number but said IS-K represents a “broad demographic”. Tsunami threat after 6. But despite this, they are certainly committed, training three times a week, each for around 90 minutes and sometime supplemented with a game on Friday afternoon. Russian-funded radio stations are now broadcasting in Afghanistan, putting out anti-NATO messages on the airwaves. The equipment was eventually lost, stolen or given away, so they are starting the process again of trying to find people willing to support them with uniforms and equipment.

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President Ashraf Ghani has offered formal peace talks to the Taliban and, although nothing is likely to happen before the presidential elections next year, there is quiet optimism. The news that IS-K poses a threat to the UK is a worrying development and comes as extra British troops arrive in Afghanistan as part of an uplift requested by Washington to tackle the threat and stabilise the country.

The small increase comes four years after British troops ended their combat mission in the country and left Camp Bastion in Helmand. News Read the latest news from the world of Touch Football. At 1pm the next day, with black eyes and an extremely swollen nose, he was on the ground, warming up and ready to play.

It is even clearer how great the support is toich you realise there is only a small ex-patriot community in Herat, some of whom had never played before. This means that he has built up a network of people involved in sports and physical education, which has given him a clear indication there was a desire to learn about new sports and games. A fact Afghan life that limits the growth of Touch, is that while there is a great desire to play the sport, there is also afgaa necessity of work.


There are multiple reports that Russia has been arming the Taliban, sources say via Iran as a proxy. More from Afghanistan Senior Taliban commander killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan Bomb blast at religious scholar gathering in Afghanistan kills at least 50 ‘Father of the Taliban’ Maulana Samiul Haq buried after being stabbed to death US soldier killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan Twenty-five people killed in Afghanistan army helicopter crash Police chief Abdul Raziq shot dead by own guard in Afghanistan.

Another issue confronting Chris and his group is that people who have heard of the game or when the see the shape of the ball assume that it is a dangerous sport especially as grass is hard to come by in Afghanistan.

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence correspondent The British government has revealed that Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan are communicating with cells in the UK and western Europe with the potential to carry out attacks. One main problem facing Touch in Afghanistan is that even in the relatively well-off cities of Kabul and Herat, there is a real lack of appropriate playing space. Sources wouldn’t confirm whether any Britons are known to be among their number but said IS-K represents a “broad demographic”.

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The suggestion of peace talks has attracted Russia, who recently proposed hosting the talks. Its latest leader, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a US airstrike a week ago – he was the fourth IS leader to be killed in the country in the past few years. While it may seem there is a lot holding the development of Touch in Afghanistan back, I want to go back to something Chris said to me…Where there is enthusiasm, there is potential.

I think that they could be playing a much more positive role,” he said.

‘Daesh fighters in Afghanistan in touch with UK cells’

For example, Chris believes that in the military in Kabul there is one qualified referee, but with the gender issue she is a woman and also her military background in Afghanistan, it may be difficult to involve her at all. Chris firmly believes that people should be provided with the opportunity to access information and experience different sports; so that they can then make a decision about what they want to participate in.

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Once again however, Touch in Afghanistan is hampered by the lack of time to organise the tournaments and also the lack of funds to finance agfa endeavor. Chris organised a team of ex-patriots to play the evening team in Herat late in And afa for the sake of tohch, Chris is keen to share that the Afghan team won that game! During the last year Chris has been working for touh Ministry of Education, running a project to develop physical education. On a visit to British troops in Afghanistan, the defence secretary told Sky News that the UK must act to prevent an attack.

Sky News was the only television news organisation to fly in with the troops.

‘Daesh fighters in Afghanistan in touch with UK cells’

Calls for Royal Navy to resolve ‘major incident’. Related News Dec The morning team was set up because of the interest in playing amongst zfga who are unable to leave their shops or jobs during the day and evening. While there are no Juniors involved with the sport to date, Chris is well aware of the potential the Afghan kids have within the sport.

Here are the results: The first thing he said when he regained his composure was “Chris, I am going to be quite upset if I miss the game tomorrow. The ultimate aim of this is that a representative team would be picked to play in a tri-nations tournament with India and Pakistan.