Daily Evacuation Brief | January 19, 2022
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LAST 24 HOURS:
· Ministry of Interior orders Police to halt unauthorized operations
· A trove of documents purported to be opinions about Fatwahs leveled at former government officials from previous regime was released
· Norwegian diplomatic mission visits Kabul for an assessment
NEXT 24 HOURS:
· Earthquake relief efforts expected to continue
· Some localized humanitarian aid distribution is expected to begin in Kabul
THREAT ANALYSIS: The edict by Taliban acting Minister of Interior, Sirajuddin Haqqani, follows an earlier decree from the Ministry of Vice and Virtue which ordered Taliban forces to ‘respect privacy’ and stop unauthorized searches of people’s homes. Sources indicated that searches and seizures have continued at the same rate as before the announced prohibitions. Analysts agree the proclamations were made simply to curry favor with the international community and to appease scholars and local leaders in Kabul who have objected to the tactics. It is unlikely the activities will be curtailed.
Afghani to the Dollar: .0095 – 1 (as of 19 JAN 2022)
Documents Show that Taliban have Sought Fatwas for Summary Killing of former Afghan Officials | Zamanah Media
Zamaneh Media has obtained documents that show the Taliban leadership sought fatwas to punish former Afghan government officials, employees as well as armed forces…
Harsh winter worsens humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan (Video/Audio) | PBS | By John Ray and Layla Quran
It's been five months since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and a hard, cruel winter has descended. Millions are in dire need across the country. John Ray of Independent Television News reports from Kabul.…
Minister Orders Police to Stop Unauthorized Operations | TOLO News | By Toba Walizada
Acting Minister of Interior Sirajuddin Haqqani ordered Kabul police districts to avoid launching unauthorized operations and to not detain suspects or search people’s houses without consulting the ministry…
Turkmen, Afghan Officials Discuss Energy and Transport Projects | Caspian News | By Orkhan Jalilov
The foreign ministers of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have agreed to push ahead with regional gas, electricity and transport projects. A high-level delegation from the Afghan Taliban administration, headed by the acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Motaqi, visited Turkmenistan, where the minister…
China Urges Taliban to Meet Conditions for Diplomatic Recognition | Voice of America | by Ayaz Gul
China said Tuesday that Afghanistan’s Taliban will have to live up to international expectations “at an early date” to earn legitimacy for their interim government in Kabul…
International News Relating to Afghanistan
UN rights chief urges Security Council to protect Afghan women | Khaleej Times
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to hold “to account” rights abusers in Afghanistan, especially those targeting women and children…
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