Daily Evacuation Brief | June 11, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
The Taliban is currently estimated to have approximately 20,000 troops in Panjshir province.
The Taliban sent several hundred reinforcements to Kapisa province and have been steadily sending detachments to the Sanjan region over the past four days. No official reason has been given for the redeployment, but sources in Kabul claim it is part of a strategy of encirclement that the new governor of Panjshir is pushing for in order to deal with the NRF forces in Darband, Faraj, and Abdara.
Two separate shipments of arms have been interdicted by border security forces in Paktia province. One of the shipments had come in through Pakistan with the weapons stashed inside a tanker truck. The other cache was found in a house in the Khair Kot district. No further information was available.
Sources within the Ministry of Health reported that Taliban leaders have questioned hospital officials in Panjshir who released a list with the names of Taliban fighters who were treated for wounds obtained while fighting with Resistance forces. A senior hospital administrator was detained for a time, and threats were levied against the staff to keep future information quiet.
Local police reported that 5 Taliban security forces and 1 civilian were killed when a vehicle searching for a lost flock of sheep struck an old landmine in southern Kandahar.
NEXT 24 HOURS
The Taliban may launch a flank attack against several western NRF bases in Panjshir. Some of the reinforcements that had been sent to Kapisa were seen heading up into mountain passes on foot on the morning of 8 June. We are unsure of the timing of this expected action.
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THE DAILY WTF
Mujahid rejects HRW allegations as baseless
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…
“Three Obstacles to the Taliban's Long Term Governance” from our publication, Whispers
“Appeals to piety and continual references to scripture do little to stabilize an economy or prop-up a health system. The work is made doubly hard when 50% of the population is no longer allowed to participate in society due to their gender. Afghanistan is learning that semi-literate mujahideen make poor substitutes for skilled professionals and trained civil servants.”
Read more here.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.78 AFN (as of 11 JUN 2022)