Daily Evacuation Brief | March 14, 2023
LAST 24 HOURS
Door-to-door searches continued in Kabul, specifically focused on the area around the Shahid and Salim Karvan intersection.
A new round of violence over Taliban-sanctioned land redistribution initiatives has emerged in northern Faryab province as southern nomads attempt to claim Uzbek lands in northern Afghanistan. Videos have been circulating on social media showing the bloodied bodies of locals who resisted.
Leaked documents indicating cooperation between the Indian and Taliban governments on training Afghan diplomats have been circulating social media, leading to speculation that relations are warming despite a lack of official recognition of the Taliban government. In response to media attention, the Indian government reiterated that it does not recognize the Taliban government but will not discriminate against Afghans who wish to join the training course. Although the invitation was solely to attend a short-term online training program from Kabul, the program is sponsored by India’s foreign ministry and Taliban officials were intentionally included in the invitation list.
Following social media outcries in September 2022 over the forced marriage of Elaha Dilawarzai, the Taliban Supreme Court officially found Elaha’s “husband”, Taliban official Saeed Khosti, innocent of rape and forced marriage.
There have been multiple reports of several children being poisoned in Kabul and Rawalpindi in the last few days. Reportedly, children have ingested poisoned food that they have been given to share with their parents. Although the details of these reports remain unclear, parents should warn children about ingesting food received from strangers until more details emerge.
The Afghan consulate in Dubai is now run by a Taliban official after Taliban acting Foreign Minister Muttaqi replaced the Consul General who had been appointed under President Ghani and replaced him with Rahman Feda, one of his reported proteges. This transition would not have proceeded without the UAE’s consent, especially given reports that the republic-era consul general had good rapport with the UAE government.
NEXT 24 HOURS
No impending threats have been received.
Iran’s judiciary leader announced that Supreme Leader Khamenei has pardoned the more than 22,000 people that were arrested during the protests surrounding Mahsa Amini’s murder.
Due to increasing insecurity within Pakistan, China has reportedly increased patrols along the Pakistan-China border.
An Afghan Woman’s Drowning Symbolizes the Betrayal of a Nation
By Philip Smucker — The Diplomat
Torpekai Amarkhel, a 42-year-old journalist from Afghanistan, was among the 60-plus asylum seekers who died recently when their boat capsized en route to Europe. She was…
'Talented' Ex-Officials Will be Given Jobs If They Return : Commission
By Nazir Shinwari — TOLO News
According to the commission, more than 500 people including ministers, governors and political figures have returned to the country. “The government is committed to considering capacity…”
Afghanistan Exports Reach $1.9 Billion in 1401 (Solar Year)
By Sabria Abdal — TOLO News
The economic deputy PM's office said that Afghan exports reached $1.9 billion in 1401 (solar year), and compared to last year have increased by 63 percent…
3rd Round of Polio Vaccinations Begun in 31 Provinces
By Hadia Ziaei — TOLO News
The Ministry of Public Health announced on Monday that, a polio vaccination campaign was kicked off in collaboration with international partners, saying that the campaign aims to vaccinate more than 9 million children…
Are leftover US weapons in Afghanistan being used for violence in India and Pakistan?
The weapons left by the United States at the time of its withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 have reportedly found their way into the hands of Pakistani Taliban militants…
Security forces gun down terrorist involved in attack on census team in Tank
By Pakistan Today
Security forces on Monday killed a terrorist involved in attack on census team in Tank district. “On 13 March 2023, terrorists opened fire on Police party employed on Census security duty…”
SAARC refuses to give Secretary-General role to the Taliban
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has skipped Afghanistan’s turn to take its Secretary-General role due to a lack of a recognised government…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Global Security Forum In Doha Seeks To Reshape Global Order
According to organisers, the forum deliberations are being conducted under the theme; “Reshaping the Global Order: Conflict, Crises, and Cooperation…”
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.50 AFN (as of 14 MAR 2023)