Daily Evacuation Brief | January 11, 2022
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LAST 24 HOURS: Security operations continued in Kabul where the Taliban raided a home in Police District 5 and claims to have killed 3 and wounded 2 DAESH fighters. A second operation was launched against DAESH in Kandahar resulting in some civilian deaths as well as 2 DAESH fighters.
NEXT 24 HOURS: Sources indicate that more ISIS-K fighters plan to surrender themselves to the Taliban in Nangarhar and seek amnesty. Security operations against DAESH are expected to continue across the country.
· It is believed the death of 9 children in the explosion on 10 January has had something to do with the mass surrenders taking place in Nangarhar and elsewhere. More are expected to seek amnesty in the coming days.
· Sources believe the execution of Khalid Balti, former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan leader, over the weekend in Nangarhar may invite retaliation. It’s unclear who sanctioned the assassination.
· It is not clear if the killings in Kabul and Kandahar were actual DAESH fighters. The label has been used in the past as justification for the murder of dissidents and/or those who are considered a threat to the regime.
Afghani to the Dollar: .0095 – 1 (as of 11 JAN 2022)
Government to Build 150,000 Member Force | Tolo News
Attending in the graduation of 500 army force members in Herat province, Islamic Emirate Chief of Staff Qari Fasihuddin Fitrat said that Afghanistan has at least 80,000 army members who are currently settled in eight corps across the country.…
Pakistani Taliban spokesman reportedly killed in Afghanistan | Mehr News Agency
Khalid Balti alias Muhammad Khurasani was killed in an undisclosed location of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, ARY News reported on Monday…
Kabul Women Write Protest Slogans on City Walls at Night | Tolo News
A group of Afghan women and activists continue their protests over restrictions against women, and have recently switched their way of protesting from taking to the streets to writing their demands on Kabul walls at night…
Afghanistan: UN launches plan to help 28 million people in ‘largest ever’ country appeal | Euro News
United Nations officials on Tuesday announced the launch of a US $5 billion (€4.4 billion) funding appeal for Afghanistan, which it hopes will help prevent the collapse of basic services in the country.…
Afghanistan’s China envoy leaves after months without pay | Reuters
BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's ambassador to China, Javid Ahmad Qaem, left his post earlier in January after months without pay from Kabul following the Taliban's seizure of power, he said on Twitter…
International News Relating to Afghanistan
UN seeks $5B for stabilizing but still suffering Afghanistan | AP News
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday made what it called a record $5 billion appeal to help Afghanistan and its neighboring countries, warning half of the country faces acute hunger, millions of children are out of school and farmers are struggling against drought — even as Afghanistan stabilizes from decades of conflict after the Taliban takeover in August…
China Urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Afghanistan | Afghanistan Times
KABUL: China’s foreign ministry on Monday urged the United States to unfreeze Afghanistan’s assets and lift unilateral sanctions on the country as soon as possible…
US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows | AP News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months ago.
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