Daily Evacuation Brief | August 29, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
US-PAKISTAN DRONE COOPERATION? — Defense Minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob’s recently accused Pakistan of cooperating with the US by allowing them to use Pakistani airspace to send drones into Afghanistan, further ratcheting up tensions between the two countries. According to a source within the Ministry of Defense who is familiar with the situation, the intelligence regarding Pakistan’s compliance came from either Russia or China. The source stated that prior to these allegations, the Taliban leadership believed that US drones were operating out of Tajikistan or Uzbekistan. Pakistan has yet to respond to the minister’s remarks.
NEW PANJSHIR OFFENSIVE— It appears that Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir, the Taliban’s new special commander in Panjshir, has launched his first offensive. Two NRF bases were targeted in multi-directional attacks. Early reporting suggests the Taliban suffered the same fate as in previous efforts and were unable to assail the bases.
BURNING NON-COMBATANTS’ HOMES — A disturbing new tactic was said to have been employed in both attacks when Taliban fighters began burning homes of non-combatants in nearby villages. Although this rumor is unconfirmed, the tactic supports previous source reporting that Mullah Zakir intends to take the fight to non-combatants who were suspected of supporting Resistance forces in the province.
NEXT 24 HOURS
UNSC SESSION — The UN Security Council will host a closed-door session on Monday in order to hear a new report from Martin Griffiths, the United Nation’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, regarding the humanitarian and economic situation in Afghanistan.
WARNING TO PANJSHIR CIVILIANS — As Taliban offensives in Panjshir continue, non-combatants that may be suspected of sympathizing with Resistance forces due to true sympathies, a Tajik ethnic background, past associations with the government, etc. should seek safety outside of their homes if fighting is ongoing nearby.
'The Afghanistan Papers' exposes deceit in the conduct of a long, futile war
By Chris Herlinger – National Catholic Reporter
The images of Kabul's chaotic fall to the Taliban one year ago this month may well frame our collective memory of the 20-year war in Afghanistan — images that left many Americans unsettled and embarrassed. "I felt ashamed to be an American," one family member told me recently about the U.S withdrawal.
One dead, six wounded in Kunar explosion
By Ariana News
At least one Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) security force member was killed and six others, including three civilians, were…
Celebratory Gunfire; Stray Bullets Kill Child in Western Afghanistan
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
The stray, falling bullets from celebratory gunfire in Herat province in western Afghanistan have killed a…
Who is included in the Taliban's Afghanistan? (Podcast)
By Rachel Martin and Steve Inskeep — NPR
It's UP FIRST Sunday. I'm Rachel Martin. It has been a year since the fall of Kabul. The Taliban captured the capital on August 15, and by the end of the month…
House-to-House Searches Begin in Province of Kunduz
Local officials in Kunduz province said the security forces have started house-to-house searches in the city and some districts of the province…
Commission Formed to Plan Water Transfer from Panjshir to Kabul
According to the analysts, due to constant drought and lack of water management, there has been a significant reduction of water in Kabul…
MoD Says US Drones Entering Afghan Airspace From Pakistan
By Imran Danish – TOLOnews
At a press conference, acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid asked Pakistan to not allow its airspace to…
Defense Minister Requests Helicopters Be Returned to Afghanistan
At a press conference in Kabul, acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid once again asked Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to return the helicopters and…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Canada continues to censor internal interviews on review of Afghan war
By Andrea Conte – The Toronto Star
If “Canada’s mission in Afghanistan” directly contributed to these outcomes, why have officials continuously obstructed the disclosure of…
THE DAILY WTF
Afghanistan Pullout: Documentary Reveals Four Buses of Americans Were Prevented from Leaving Kabul by US Colonel
By FARS News Agency
The documentary, “Send Me”, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime and being shown at select theaters, reveals that the order from the unnamed colonel to turn away the busses was…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.48 AFN (as of 29 AUG 2022)