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Daily Evacuation Brief | November 10, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES ARE RINGING THE TERRORISM ALARM BELL – Many of Afghanistan’s neighbors have warned of a growing threat of regional and international terrorism in the loosely controlled state. Yesterday, the Chief of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Counter-Terrorism Center, Evgeniy Sysoev echoed the sentiments of regional leaders. He pointed to schisms within the Taliban which are limiting the ability of the de facto regime to effectively combat foreign and domestic terror groups. In his remarks, he envisioned that the worst-case scenario would involve a civil war in Afghanistan and a return to a war-lord system that would provide the terrorists significant latitude to operate across borders.
PANJSHIRI PURGE FROM THE TALIBAN RANKS CONTINUES – At least 50 Taliban fighters from the Paryan and Rukha Districts were dismissed from the Taliban forces over the past week. The dismissals, which began early in 2022 are seen as an attempt to remove possible Resistance infiltrators who may have been reporting on Taliban plans and troop dispositions. Similar actions have been taken by the civil administration in the province.
NEW AFGHANI NOTES ARRIVE IN KABUL – The first shipment of bank notes reportedly arrived on 8 November under heavy guard in Kabul. The currency notes were printed in Poland and Central Bank officials confirmed the arrival. The new bills should make life easier for average citizens, many of whom have had businesses refuse to accept older and worn bank notes.
NEXT 24 HOURS
LONG MARCH TO CONTINUE – The vice-chairman of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party will assume nominal leadership of the march that is scheduled to begin in Waziribad. The former Prime Minister says he will join his supporters in Rawalpindi in 10-14 days. Observers are keen to see how many supporters rejoin the protest movement. The current government announced intentions to surveil the march with drones and by using government-owned CCTV along the route.
The European Union announced plans to adopt new sanctions on Iran next week.
Israel has floated the idea of striking Iran’s nuclear facilities with a precision bombing campaign. The Deputy of Israel’s ruling Likud party said that Israel is likely to order the strike unless the United States can conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.
The government announced strict new security protection measures implemented to protect Chinese nationals in the country. The announcement comes after China and Saudi Arabia agreed to an economic aid package for Pakistan.
Long March is expected to begin again on Thursday. Government announces it will be monitored by drones and government cameras along the route of march.
A joint European-Central Asia think tank has published an assessment of the Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan stalemate on their joint border and it predicts more conflict and possible war. The report analyzed the bilateral discussions that have been taking place to form its conclusion.
On the 31st of September, 35 girls and young Hazara women were killed and over 82 injured by a suicide bomb attack in the Kaaj Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of West Kabul, Afghanistan. It is believed that Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K) is responsible for the attack, targeted against teenagers receiving tutoring for a university exam. Widespread anti-Taliban protests have followed, with women in Herat, Bamiyan, Balkh, Panjshir, Balghan and Jalalabad taking to the streets. The Taliban have suppressed these expressions of civil solidarity with brutality and detainment. Whilst this dissent is somewhat unprecedented, persecution of the Hazaras in Afghanistan is anything but.
By Al Jazeera
British forces have paid compensation for the deaths of 64 children in Afghanistan, a toll four times higher than the…
By Saqalain Eqbal - Khaama Press
According to the Taliban governor for Kunar province, Najibullah Hanif, the armed attack at the provincial capital of…
By Ariana News
Gulcharan Singh, the last Sikh in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, says the rest of his community left the country due…
By Press Trust of India
The district magistrates of 31 districts and the home secretaries of nine states have been given powers to…
By Bruce Pannier - IntelliNews
A week ago, Kyrgyzstan’s security chief, Kamchybek Tashiyev, posted photos on Facebook of himself admiring a model of a Turkish-made…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Mirea Andreea - Stiripesurse
Nine migrants from India and Afghanistan were caught by the Arad border police attempting to leave the country illegally, hidden in two trucks…
By Pajhwok Afghan News
The Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan is scheduled to be held on November 16 (next Wednesday), Russia special…
THE DAILY WTF
By William Echols - Polygraph.INFO
On November 2, the Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, accused the United States and Britain of aiding the Afghan terror group known as…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.33 AFN (as of 10 NOV 2022)