Daily Evacuation Brief | October 19, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
TALIBAN RAIDS ISIS HOUSE IN KUNDUZ – Taliban security forces raided a home occupied by suspected ISIS-K militants in Police District 2 of Kunduz City (behind Deputy Jumalldin). The groups traded fire for over an hour and the Taliban announced they had killed 5 suspects and sustained casualties of 1 killed and 3 wounded.
IRAN BORDER SKIRMISH – Taliban border security forces reportedly fired on their Iranian counterparts near Zaranj in Nimroz Province. The incident involved two fuel trucks that Iranian security forces believed to be carrying contraband fuel. The Iranian troops attempted to stop the trucks and were successful in halting the second vehicle before it crossed the Abrisham Bridge. They reputedly pulled the driver from the cab and began beating him, at which time, Taliban forces began firing. The exchange lasted for nearly an hour before a cease-fire could be called. Currently, both sides are said to be meeting to discuss the incident. No casualties have been reported yet.
TALIBAN UNDER FIRE FOR EXECUTIONS – Afghan Witness published a report claiming the Taliban executed 27 men in Panjshir Province during the month of September. Citing video evidence widely shared on social media, Afghan Witness accused the Taliban of attempting to cover up the killings. It is a shared opinion among many Afghanistan observers that the Taliban’s rush to international recognition has been in part due to fear over the release of damaging information such as the report released by Afghan Witness. The full report can be accessed HERE.
FORMER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE DIES IN UAE – Judge Sayed Mohammad Yousuf Halim died in the main refugee camp in the United Arab Emirates. Judge Halim had been waiting for his petition for asylum to be processed when he died. His death has sparked outrage among many of the organizations working on cases to resettle Afghans displaced by the Taliban takeover.
NEXT 24 HOURS
MORE COUNTER ISIS-K OPERATIONS EXPECTED – After significant intelligence was gathered from the interrogation and perusal of the electronics of Mohammad Javad, the purported chief of media for ISIS-K, a security operation was launched in Kunduz. It is believed that additional security operations are forthcoming over the next several days. At-risk Afghans are advised to avoid concentrations of Taliban security forces in residential areas.
Scrutinizing US Overtures To Uzbekistan And Tajikistan – Analysis
By James Durso - Eurasia Review
Politico recently reported the U.S. government is attempting to barter the aircraft formerly belonging to the Afghan military to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan for “counterterrorism help in Central Asia,” that is, intelligence information about the Taliban government, and Al-Qaeda, Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), and other terror groups based in the Islamic Emirate.
Taliban killed 27 captive fighters in Afghanistan last month: report
By The New Arab
The investigation, Afghan Witness, verifies using open-source data that the Taliban carried out extrajudicial killings of resistance…
Afghan women protest after students expelled from Kabul University
By Al Arabiya
About 30 Afghan women protested in front of Kabul University on Tuesday after authorities expelled students from…
Five Daesh fighters killed in Kunduz
By Ariana News
“This morning based on intelligence report security forces conducted an operation and targeted armed group of Daesh who…
Taliban, Iran border guards fire at each other
By News AM
According to eyewitnesses, the Iranians opened fire on two trucks that were carrying contraband fuel and had not responded to…
What’s the Endgame for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
By Sadiq Amini - The Diplomat
At present, Pakistan is doubling down on hopes for complete domination of Afghanistan by backing the most…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
Joint press release by the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community on the federal admission programme for people from Afghanistan who are at particular risk
By Federal Foreign Office
As part of the international efforts, Germany has continued to endeavour to help people in Afghanistan even after the Taliban seized power in mid-August…
THE DAILY WTF
Taliban Turns Blind Eye To Opium Production, Despite Official Ban
By Mursaleen Arsala & Abubakar Siddique - RFE
In the spring, the Taliban announced a ban on the cultivation, trafficking, and use of illicit narcotics in Afghanistan, the world’s biggest…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 85.32 AFN (as of 19 OCT 2022)