Daily Evacuation Brief | June 7, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
A bomb blast occurred in the 4th police district of Kabul (first street of the Taimani project). So far, reports indicate several non-combatants were injured in the blast. Local sources said gunfire could be heard in the immediate aftermath of the explosion but could not provide details. No group has yet to take responsibility for the attack.
Anti-Taliban Pashtun resistance groups are emerging in southern Afghanistan, the Taliban’s traditional stronghold. The most prominent leader organizing Pashtun resistance efforts is Colonel Abdul Matin Suleimankhel, a former Afghan commando officer who now leads the Afghanistan Liberation Movement (ALM). Little is known about the movement’s plans, nor the size and composition of the Colonel’s forces. However, they claim to be operating in 26 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces and reportedly many ex-commandos have joined the ALM. (Note: Commandos were considered the most elite ANDSF forces; despite only comprising 7% of the previous regime’s forces, they conducted 70-80% of the fighting.)
Representatives of some who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks have called on President Biden to deal with the Afghan humanitarian crisis and reverse the plan to consider disbursing frozen Afghan funds to families of the 9/11 attacks.
Mawlawi Abdul Ahad, the previous Taliban governor of Helmand, has been appointed as the commander of the Omari Suicide Corps.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
Pakistani Ministry of the Interior leaders will meet to discuss information provided by leaders of the TTP about a so-called “provisional” wing of the TTP that intends to refuse any ceasefire agreement affecting the disputed tribal lands along the border. Sources indicate the provisional faction wants the Durand Line dismantled.
A dispute that took place between an Uzbek Taliban unit and its Pashtun counterpart seems to have caused problems in Balkh. Sources say the Uzbek commander was insulted and may be planning to confront the Pashtun unit in or around Mazar-i-Sharif in the next 24 hours.
By Arwin Rahi – The National Interest
After the Taliban’s return to power in August 2021, the only indigenous armed group that has attempted to militarily resist the Taliban is the so-called National Resistance Front (NRF), which is mainly based in Panjsher and Baghlan provinces. The NRF operates as a guerilla force and by and large has not had any tangible success against the Taliban yet. If the NRF wants to succeed, or at least seriously challenge the Taliban authority, it should take a leaf from the Taliban’s insurgency playbook.
By Ariana News
Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s acting deputy prime minister, held talks with Deborah Lyons, the Secretary-General’s Special…
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
A power failure, according to the Taliban officials, caused the fire, which started around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday…
By TOLO News
As girls over grade 6 in Afghanistan still are not allowed to attend school, dozens of school-age girls in Badghis province have turned to…
By Marco Ferrari – al Arabiya
The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State met with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan to discuss efforts to resolve…
By The Daily Sabah
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) delivered 2,000 aid kits to help Afghanistan fight malnutrition plaguing…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Dan Parsons – The War Zone
Some of the 20 Mi-17 helicopters the U.S. has promised Ukraine could have already seen action on daring resupply missions into…
By Wajahat S. Khan – G Zero
Al-Qaida is resurging in Afghanistan. The militant group is recruiting, raising funds, positioning itself to conduct long-distance attacks…
THE DAILY WTF
By Jeff Seldin – VOA
Tales of Afghanistan’s former president and his senior advisers fleeing the country in helicopters laden with millions of U.S. dollars, as Taliban fighters closed in on Kabul, appear to be…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.98 AFN (as of 7 JUN 2022)