Daily Evacuation Brief | August 28, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
KUNDUZ HOUSE SEARCHES — House-to-house searches have been reported in Kunduz province, primarily in predominantly Tajik neighborhoods. No information has been provided about what the searches are intended to discover. Similar searches have been reported in Mazar-i-Sharif, which are reportedly more thorough than ongoing searches in Kunduz.
NEW PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR — Pakistan appointed Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani as their new ambassador to Afghanistan. Nizamani is a career foreign service officer with significant experience in the diplomatic realm, including serving as second in command at Pakistan’s Embassy in Washington, DC. It is unclear if the new ambassador will take on the difficult task of attempting to curtail the corrupt practices within the embassy’s visa unit.
IMPENDING TTP CONFLICT — Pakistan appears to be gearing up for combat actions against the TTP after a recent round of peace talks appear to have failed. Significant troop movements have been reported in western Pakistan.
NEXT 24 HOURS
UNSC MEETING — The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on Afghanistan. Russia called for the meeting, and it seems clear the intent is to criticize the Biden administration’s continued reluctance to hand over frozen funds to the Taliban.
What Does the Afghan Taliban Gain from Mediating the TTP-Islamabad Peace Talks?
By The Counter-Extremism Project
Following two days of indirect peace talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in Kabul in early June, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)—an umbrella group of more than a dozen distinct Pakistani Taliban factions first formed in 2007—declared an indefinite extension of a ceasefire with the Pakistani government. The ceasefire extension, the second in two months, is reportedly the longest in the terror group’s history.
Taliban Bars Female Students Enrolled in Foreign Universities from Leaving Kabul
The Taliban this week, in another violation of their promises made to the international community, disallowed women students enrolled in Kazakhstan and Qatar’s…
Taliban bans crypto in Afghanistan, arrest dealers of tokens
Afghanistan's central bank imposed a nationwide ban on cryptocurrencies this month and the Taliban regime has arrested…
Hekmatyar calls for elected body to decide future governance system
By Ariana News
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Friday called for the establishment of a council whose members would be…
Kabul Residents in Certain Areas Lack Drinking Water
By Hadia Ziaei
There are 500 families living in the area and they say because of economic challenges they cannot buy water every time and cannot move to another place…
Tajikistan's leader says UN humanitarian aid to Afghan residents should continue
Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres discussed in a phone conversation on Saturday the…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
US Judge Says 9/11 Victims Not Entitled to Afghan Bank Assets
By FARS News
US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan said on Friday that Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) – the central bank – was immune from…
Charter Flight Carrying 324 Afghan Refugees from Pakistan Lands in Canada
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
The Canadian Immigration Service, officially known as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), stated on Friday, August 27, that the…
Russia Ready to Sign Agreement on Oil, Gas: Ministry
By Tamim Shahir – TOLOnews
Afghanistan and Russia have made agreements on the purchase of oil and gas, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), and the agreement will be signed soon.
THE DAILY WTF
Islamic Emirate Not Against Women’s Education: Shaheen
By Asma Saayin – TOLOnews
Talking to FOX News, Shaheen said millions of girls are studying in primary schools all over Afghanistan.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.48 AFN (as of 28 AUG 2022)