Daily Evacuation Brief | January 13, 2022
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LAST 24 HOURS: The Taliban have been focused primarily on the potential humanitarian relief packages being discussed. Two security incidents were reported, but neither involved fatalities and details are still forthcoming.
NEXT 24 HOURS: The Taliban is expected to press for a larger role in the distribution of any aid coming into the country.
Sources have no further information concerning the bomb blast that targeted a Taliban military vehicle in Police District 9 (Kabul). Two Taliban fighters were injured in the explosion.
With the offer of so much humanitarian aid in the air, the Taliban will likely attempt to adopt a benign security stance to project an image of stability and control.
Conversely, ISIS-K and splinter factions will increase their operations to portray the Taliban as ineffectual and disorganized.
Afghani to the Dollar: .0095 – 1 (as of 13 JAN 2022)
Unidentified man attacks Afghan Journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi in Kabul | CPJ News
New York, January 12, 2022 — The Taliban should investigate the recent attack on journalist Noor Mohammad Hashemi and take serious measures to protect Afghan media workers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today…
2 Islamic Emirate Force Members Injured in Kabul Blast | TOLO News
The explosion occurred in Kabul’s Police District 9 on Wednesday, officials said….
A Look at Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis | Council on Foreign Relations
Millions of Afghans are struggling to survive after crucial foreign aid was halted due to the Taliban’s takeover. Images from Afghanistan show a catastrophe in a country already traumatized by decades of war…
The Afghan Taliban aren’t likely to give up the TTP. Here’s why. | Atlantic Council
This week, a commander of the anti-Pakistan terrorist outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was killed by sniper fire in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Afghanistan’s new ruling dispensation under the Afghan Taliban is unlikely to have had a hand in the hit…
Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Dispute Heats Up | United States Institute of Peace
In at least two incidents in late December and early January, Afghan Taliban soldiers intervened to block an ongoing Pakistani project to erect fencing along the shared border between Afghanistan and Pakistan — the demarcation of which prior Afghan governments have never accepted…
International News Relating to Afghanistan
Who is Grant Bailey and what's happened to him in Afghanistan? | The Mirror
Following PMQs, questions remain about the fate of Grant Bailey, a British citizen who went missing in Afghanistan shortly before Christmas. Here's what we know so far…
The geopolitics of aiding the Taliban’s Afghanistan | The Interpreter
The world has turned a blind eye to the sheer human misery surrounding Afghanistan ever since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. While several regional countries and institutions have held conferences to discuss ways to avert the humanitarian crisis…
ADMINISTRATOR SAMANTHA POWER’S MEETING WITH UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DAVID BEASLEY | USAID
Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with UN World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley to discuss worsening food insecurity around the world and shortfalls in funding needed to address urgent humanitarian crises, particularly in Afghanistan and Ethiopia…
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