Security Council renews U.N. mission in Afghanistan for 6 months

by Reuters
Friday, 17 September 2021 14:17 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security council unanimously renewed on Friday a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan, known as UNAMA, for six months following the Taliban takeover of the country in August.

The 15-member council asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report by Jan. 31, 2022 "on strategic and operational recommendations for the mandate of UNAMA, in light of recent political, security and social developments."

(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)

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