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Daily Evacuation Brief | May 3, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS:
Fighting intensified in the North between opposition groups and the Taliban. Several sources observed the Taliban commandeering buses and sending newly graduated recruits from Kabul to reinforce the Taliban fighting in Panjshir.
Taliban security forces were actively patrolling the airport in Kabul. Observers witnessed several foot patrols walking the perimeter of the airfield and stated they appeared to be looking for something. No further information is available currently.
A source claimed one of the helicopters that was hovering over the event where the Supreme Leader delivered his recent speech had been fired on by a high-powered rifle, and the helicopter sustained damage. The official video of the event is being scrutinized to see if they can determine when/where the shots were fired.
More searches for former Afghan Army personnel were reported (video footage provided) in Herat and Takhar Province. The Taliban claim they are looking for ISIS-K sympathizers who were named during interrogations alleged ISIS-K planners from the Balkh bombing.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
· Sources have stated that Pakistan is planning to complete the Durand Line, and reinforcements will be sent again to the border in anticipation of clashes with Afghan locals. Video of Pakistani drones have shown potential violations of Afghan airspace, and attack helicopters are expected to move to the border bases over the next 24 hours. According to sources in Pakistan, the completion of the Durand Line is seen as a top priority for the new government.
· The former vice-president, Amrullah Saleh, is thought to have recently arrived in Panjshir and a meeting with the various commanders of resistance forces is expected to take place. Observers expect combat operations will intensify under his leadership and his presence may explain previous reports about vehicles and equipment traversing the Tajik border in early April 2022.
Drones do the talking in Pakistan’s anti-terror offensive
By Syed Fazl-e-Haider – The Interpreter
In the last fortnight, Pakistan has launched a drone campaign in Afghanistan against the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – the Pakistani Taliban. The campaign is a result of the Afghan Taliban’s reluctance to crack down on the TTP on Afghan soil. Islamabad’s expectation that the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 would bring an end to terrorist attacks on Pakistan by the TTP has now faded.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 85.98 AFN (as of 3 MAY 2022)
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