The bodies were found in several different locations around Kani, a town in the Sagaing area, which has seen fierce fighting in recent months between the army and the militia groups set up by opponents of military rule.
Defence ministry says air strikes were carried out across Afghanistan, including in the southern Helmand province, where the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah is being fiercely contested
Fighting between government forces and the Taliban has been particularly heavy around the city of Herat, near the western border with Iran, and Lashkar Gah and Kandahar in the south.
Ankara says it would not “undertake a new migration crisis on behalf of a third country”, rejecting a US-offered resettlement programme that references Turkey as a migration point where Afghans might wait months before resettlement.
NATO has given supplies worth $72 million so far this year to the Afghan government to help in its fight against the Taliban.
Local sources say at least 16 people killed, all victims who had been taken hostage weeks earlier by members of the Allied Democratic Forces, which the US says is linked to the Daesh terrorist group.
The US has called for a ceasefire, accusing Taliban of potential war crimes, but the insurgents are now focused on capturing key provincial capitals after taking control of much of rural Afghanistan.
US State Department says it is widening the scope of at-risk Afghans eligible for refugee status to include current and former employees of US-based news organisations, aid and development agencies.
local residents described the man slain at the entrance to Beita village near the city of Nablus as a 41-year-old plumber who was heading home from work when Israeli soldiers shot him dead.
President Kais Saied imposes a month-long curfew as Tunisia's young democracy faces its worst crisis in a decade after the north African country's leader ousted the government and suspended parliament.
Tensions on the border between India's Assam and Mizoram states have elevated since last month, when Assam's police allegedly took control of the hilly area of Lailapur.
Gaza's rulers Hamas confirmed one of its sites had been struck while Israel's military said it had hit a Hamas weapons manufacturing site. No casualties reported on either side.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.