Daily Evacuation Brief | June 12, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
The Taliban reinforcements recently deployed to Samangan are reportedly occupying positions around Hazara neighborhoods.
A bomb blast on a minibus killed at least four people and injured several others in Kabul on Saturday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack at this time.
The Panjshir Emergency Hospital is at maximum capacity and unable to treat any more patients. The Taliban continue to try and minimize the growing problem they have with the Resistance forces in the North, in part by pressuring hospital administrators to not release lists of the wounded Taliban they treated.
Retired military veterans and civil government retirees protested near the Ministry of Finance to demand their pensions be paid. A ministry representative said that a plan was in the works to pay the pensions. No violence was reported.
Ariana Airlines announced it was in the final negotiations to buy an additional plane and plans to purchase three more in the coming months.
Canada celebrated the milestone of 15,000 Afghan refugee arrivals since NATO’s withdrawal last August. Canada has evacuated 6,985 people directly from Afghanistan under the Special Immigration Measures Programme and another 8,490 people from third countries.
NEXT 24 HOURS
Observers are concerned about the sudden troop buildup in Samangan province and potential threats to the Hazara community there. There have not been major indicators of any resistance in the area. The troops who make up the bulk of the contingent are fresh out of training, and there are not many veterans with combat experience among them. We assess the potential for violence as moderate to high.
What Went Wrong in Afghanistan
By Yascha Mounk – Persuasion
Yalda Hakim is a BBC World News correspondent and broadcaster. Born in Afghanistan and raised in Australia, Hakim has reported from Afghanistan for many years, often dealing directly with the Taliban. In recent months, she has also reported from western Ukraine. Her foundation offers academic and professional opportunities to Afghan girls. In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Yalda Hakim discuss the dramatic changes the Afghan people have felt since the Taliban’s return to power, the parallels between Kyiv and Kabul, and the role of women in both conflicts.
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Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.81 AFN (as of 12 JUN 2022)