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Daily Evacuation Brief | June 22, 2022
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More engagements outside of Panjshir are being reported and seem to lend credibility to previous source-provided information about Resistance calls to attack the Taliban across a broader front.
The UN Security Council’s ban on two Education Ministry personnel. While many critics have blasted the ban as ineffective (some even calling it a ‘half-measure’) our analysis suggests it is an effective first step and should lend support to the remaining moderate voices among the Taliban to see reason.
Several provinces reported a number of deaths caused by the flooding across the country. The bulk of the fatalities involved people trying to cross fast-running bodies of water and being swept away.
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Two more Taliban Commanders are expected to renounce their ties to the regime and join the resistance. Although the men are not named, they are thought to be stationed in Badakhshan and Parwan. The reason for the impending defections is not currently known.
By Catherine Putz – The Diplomat
What do the Afghan people think? For a country whose political space underwent a rapid and tumultuous change in August 2021, it’s perhaps little surprise that Afghans hold a variety of views. But rarely do we get a glimpse of the nuances highlighting Afghan opinions. A new survey report, the Survey of Socio-political Norms and Values of People in Rural and Urban Afghanistan, authored by Maryam Baryalay of the Organization for Social Research and Analysis, maps Afghan public opinion. The recently released survey, which was conducted in April 2021 — just four months before the Taliban came to power — builds on a 2020 survey, giving us a glimpse of how Afghan opinions shifted as the war approached its conclusion.
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
According to the sources, the attack made the Taliban border guards to believe it was carried out by Pakistani Border forces, resulting in a verbal confrontation between the…
By TOLO News
According to people interviewed by TOLOnews, residents who live near the Durand Line, particularly people living in nearby Qila Abdullah and Chaman, can cross with either…
Commander of the Taliban subunits in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province, field commander Qari Vakkas, has defected to the National Resistance Front (NRF)…
By Catch News
Although the TTP has committed itself to restraining its activities towards the targeting of security personnel and security infrastructure…
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
According to an official from the Ministry of Energy and Water, Afghanistan and Iran have resolved their water-sharing disagreement and struck an…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Two Afghan education ministers are no longer allowed to travel abroad for any peace and stability talks after the…
By Alice Kagina – The New Times
About 20 years ago when the first Taliban regime was in power, Shabana Basij-Rasikh, an Afghan educator, humanitarian, and women's rights champion, was lucky…
THE DAILY WTF
By Bakhtar News
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid stresses that political interaction with the current ruling in Afghanistan is in the interest…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 89.36 AFN (as of 22 JUN 2022)