Daily Evacuation Brief | November 2, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
BAGHLAN CLEARING OPERATION – Several sources have said the Taliban were in the process of moving several well-known Al Qaeda militants out of the Province. Observers say the moves did not look forced and the Taliban treated the people with deference. Household goods were packed onto military trucks. A Taliban-affiliated source claimed the moves were being made in anticipation of ICC investigations. There was no information about where the Al Qaeda militants were moving to or why.
AIRPORT AT MAZAR-I-SHARIF WORK IS COMPLETE – Uzbekistan provided significant technical assistance to get the airport back in working order and reports indicate the runways and taxiing venues have all been updated. Power is now supplied to the airport through an extension of the Uzbekistan national power grid.
DAY 5 OF THE LONG MARCH – Ousted Prime Minister Khan made several incendiary remarks during the fifth day of his Long March. Chief among them he claimed the capital police forces would be on his side when he reached Islamabad. Analysts see the claim as sheer bravado and referenced Khan’s attacks on the police after the violence of the march earlier in the year. Regardless, it has some leaders worried and the boundaries of the Red Zone were extended as a result. Leaders of the march have stated the route will change in an attempt to get back on schedule. However, observers say the marchers are unlikely to reach Islamabad on Sunday as originally planned.
TALIBAN SECURITY NEAR AIRPORT BEEFED UP – Several sources reported an increase in the number of security personnel deployed in the vicinity of the airport in Kabul over the last twenty-four hours. Security additions included a rough doubling of stationary guards, additional trucks, and increased security patrols. One source noticed the use of new radios which had not been seen before.
FORMER NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM COACH ARRESTED IN PARWAN – Gholam Mohammad Dastgir, the former head coach of the Afghan men’s football team was confirmed to have been arrested sometime during the previous week in the Jabal al-Siraj District. He is charged with cooperation with the National Resistance Front. The arrest was carried out by intelligence agents of the GDI and he is thought to be in custody in an unidentified prison.
NEXT 24 HOURS
DAY 6 OF THE LONG MARCH – The marchers are hoping to reach Lakhar before nightfall. Security forces are alarmed at the tactic Khan is using during this iteration of the protest. He sends people home at night and then asks them to return in the morning. It is thought he is attempting to avoid the burn-out his followers confronted when they marched in May.
The wife of a journalist murdered in Kenya and for whom the Long March is titularly named has called on the UN to investigate her husband’s killing.
The current Prime Minister is in China to discuss bilateral financial issues.
The Red Zone around Islamabad was pushed out to the Zero Point periphery.
Iran has been canvassing other nations at the UN in an attempt to derail the upcoming meetings about human rights violations during the protests.
The government announced intentions of providing ballistic missiles and more drones to Russian forces in Ukraine.
An 8th-grade female student died after being beaten up by security forces for reportedly tearing up a photo of the supreme leader at a protest in Baluchestan Province.
Uzbek authorities announced they had released more of the protestors who had been arrested during the deadly Karakalpakstan riots.
The Potential for a U.S.-Uzbekistan Partnership
By Sam Harshbarger - Newlines Institute
Uzbekistan, double-landlocked in the heart of Eurasia, is situated in the middle of waves of geopolitical turmoil. While the country has made strides since 2016 under its current president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, toward a more open form of governance and proactive foreign policy, it also is simultaneously grappling with Russia’s reshaping of the security dynamic in the former Soviet Union, the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and the rising ambitions of China. This dynamic has intensified Uzbekistan’s imperative to develop a broad range of partnerships.
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THE DAILY WTF
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Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 87.22 AFN (as of 2 NOV 2022)