Daily Evacuation Brief | July 16, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
Several international organizations have announced agreements to provide humanitarian aid in Afghanistan over the past week. UNDP and the World Bank were the latest to announce $20 million USD in support. It is currently not clear how much say the Taliban has in the distribution of aid, especially given several reports that came out in the wake of the deadly earthquake and leveled criticism at the Taliban and some local aid agencies for mismanagement of supplies.
The Taliban appear to have launched a few limited offensives in the North over the previous 48 hours. Two have reputedly been successful. Sources within the Palace say the Taliban leadership are incensed over BBC’s recent interview with National Resistance Front co-leader Ahmad Massoud. In response, they had ordered local commanders in Panjshir and Badakhshan to target NRF bases, while a coordinated operation to the West attempts to cut off NRF supply lines.
In response to the kidnapping and possible killing of several Pakistani Army personnel, the Pakistani Army has launched a large operation in Balochistan. The operation is expected to target known Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) hideouts. It is believed that many of the BLA personnel will attempt to cross into Afghanistan and seek shelter during the operation, which may cause issues between the Taliban and Pakistan.
NEXT 24 HOURS
The Taliban are expected to deploy additional troops from Kabul to Paktika, Khost, and Kandahar provinces. Our analysis suggests these deployments may be in anticipation of potential border incursions by Pakistan as they continue their operation against the Baloch Liberation Army. It is currently unclear how many troops have been sent and where they will be arranged.
The West’s Betrayal of Afghan Immigrants
By Sajjad Shaukat – Pakistan Today
Since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in August, 2021, due to deteriorated economic and humanitarian conditions, tens of thousands of people, including more than 100,000 urban Afghans, mostly well-off and educated professionals as well as skilled persons, crossed into Pakistan, seeking asylum and a resettled status abroad.
Weapons, ammunitions discovered and seized in Kabul: GDI
By Ariana News
Security forces have discovered and seized weapons and ammunition during an intelligence-based operation in capital…
Ex-Afghan MP reveals millions of dollars were used to buy votes for speakership role
By Ariana News
Kamal Nasir Osuli, a former member of the Afghan parliament, said this week that millions of dollars were used to buy MPs’ votes…
"Life Under Constant Threat": Afghan Sikh Man Recounts Past Year In Kabul
By All India
The past year was a nightmare for 27-year-old Rajinder Singh, an Afghan Sikh, who lost his unborn child due to lack of…
India moves to open line of communication with Taliban but faces challenges, say experts
By Nirmala Ganapathy – The Straits Times
Late last month, India re-established its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, stationing a "technical team" in Kabul with…
Afghanistan To Export Coal At $350 Per Ton
Burhan added that the Taliban have not signed any agreement on the export of coal with any foreign…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Resettled Afghan refugee Rezwan Kohistani found dead in rural Missouri, vigil tonight in KC
By Lauren Textor – The Pitch
After fleeing Afghanistan in August 2021, the Kohistani family was resettled in Webb City, Missouri by…
UK minister says allegations of war crimes by SAS will be investigated
By Ariana News
British armed forces minister James Heappey has said that any fresh allegations about the behavior of UK Special Forces in…
THE DAILY WTF
Kabul Asks Ex-ANDSF Soldiers Studying in India to Return
By TOLO News
“Afghan soldiers in India are the assets of Afghanistan, we hope they return to the country; based on their expertise we will assign them to…”
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.01 AFN (as of 16 JUL 2022)