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Daily Evacuation Brief | June 1, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
The Taliban launched further offensives against Resistance strongholds in the North. They appear to have driven the NRF out of a town they held in Badakhshan, and other bases in the area are under siege. The combat is expected to last throughout the week and was prompted by senior Taliban leaders who have become impatient with the situation in the North.
Several elders from Southern provinces were seen visiting Kandahar. They made the trip to encourage Supreme Leader Akhundzada to recruit men from their provinces to fight in Panjshir.
Rumors claim that Emirates Airlines and Fly Dubai will commence bookings for commercial flights out of Afghanistan on or about 30 June, but negotiations are continuing over details of airport contracts.
Several fuel trucks were sent back to Iran after the fuel they were carrying was said to be of poor quality.
Ali Akbar Khairkhwah, a journalist who disappeared several days ago, has reportedly been returned to his home. His family confirmed his return but no other details were provided.
The Vice and Virtue department in Kandahar province is believed to have issued an edict banning women from traveling alone in taxis in Kandahar. We have not confirmed this information at this time, but at-risk Afghans in the area are advised the policy could result in arrests.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
A delegation of approximately 50 men who represent the TTP are expected to arrive in Kabul to discuss a peace deal with Pakistani envoys. Both sides have stated that the ceasefire is extended indefinitely while each group holds internal discussions about the current negotiated agreement.
The security situation in Pakistan is tense as police have repeatedly scuffled with supporters of ousted Prime Minister Khan. Gunfire, tear gas, and water cannons have been used to disperse crowds in and around Islamabad. The former Prime Minister is said to be considering a second “march” on the capital in the coming days if demands for elections are not met. Observers agree the situation could turn violent. Afghans sheltering in Pakistan, especially Islamabad, should avoid travel for the next few days. Areas where the Pakistan police have placed shipping containers to block roads will continue to be particularly dangerous and should be avoided.
By Abu Naser al-Farabi – CGTN
While meeting his Afghan counterparts in Kabul after returning from Islamabad last March, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered salient remarks to highlight a viable future path for Afghanistan's sustainable peace and stability. He said, "China is willing to help Afghanistan become independent, achieve independent development, and take Afghanistan's future and destiny into the Afghan people's hands."
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.98 AFN (as of 1 JUN 2022)
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