Daily Evacuation Brief | April 15, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
The NRF assassinated a Taliban intelligence official last night in the 15th district of Kabul. The official was suspected of conducting low-level liaison with a VAJA (Iranian Intelligence) operative in Kabul and was in possession of several sensitive recordings.
Unknown resistance groups fighting in the North claimed to have liberated significant territory in the Kohistan district. Local observers also claimed that resistance groups had driven the Taliban out of the Khavash Valley and fighting there is continuing. This information has yet to be confirmed.
The 24th delivery of cash assistance, totaling $32 million dollars arrived at the Central Bank. The Central Bank announced it was relaxing daily withdrawal limitations imposed shortly after the US withdrawal.
Another evacuation flight departed the UAE for the United States with approximately 170 Afghans on board. The next flight is scheduled for the end of the month and is a welcome sign that the US is attempting to alleviate congestion at the Humanitarian City.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
Tensions are expected to continue in Takhar province after an inter-Taliban skirmish between Tajik/Uzbek Taliban units and a Pashtun Taliban force which had been sent to disarm the Tajik unit. Sources familiar with the situation claim the Taliban are “driving the Tajik Mujahadeen into the arms of the resistance”.
More fighting in Badakhshan is expected and resistance groups have moved several heavy weapons systems into the region with the aim of neutralizing the Taliban air support. Several sources have verified that Taliban reinforcements are being pulled from garrisons across the north and sent to Andarab in Baghlan province. Heavy fighting has been reported over the last 48hrs.
In response to the recent announcement from the Central Bank regarding removing restrictions imposed on daily withdrawal amounts, crime is expected to increase and at-risk Afghans should be wary of their surroundings if visiting financial institutions.
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