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Daily Evacuation Brief | October 22, 2023
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LAST 24 HOURS
HIZB-E ISLAMI PARTY OF GULBUDDIN HEKMATYAR REPORTEDLY PROPOSING TO FUND TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR GAZA – While the leader of the party has thus far only voiced support for the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. There are reports that leaders within his party are urging the leader to begin sending fighters to the region to support Hamas.
TALIBLEAKS DROPS LEAKED DOCUMENTS FROM REPUTED HACK OF TALIBAN DATA CENTERS – The anti-Taliban Twitter activists have been promising for weeks to begin dumping large files of hacked internal communications on several of its social media platforms. Yesterday, the first major dump occurred and involved sensitive internal communications from the Food & Drug Administration, the Telecommunications regulating agency, and the Taliban’s spy agency - the General Directorate of Intelligence. The hacktivist group promises to release more documents over the coming weeks. Those interested in perusing the documents can search for @TalibLeaks on X (formerly Twitter).
NEXT 24 HOURS
NO THREATS REPORTED
Anti-regime youth groups reportedly launched an attack against the Tehran Protection Corps headquarters in Ishratabad. The building houses the general staff of the IRGC. Multiple explosions were reported in the area but casualty figures were unavailable.
The TTP verified that one of its top commanders had indeed been killed in a Pakistani Army operation in North Waziristan earlier this week.
Celebrations for the return of the former PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore were muted. Observers say that party followers were listless and failed to show in convincing numbers which has led many to believe that Sharif’s party may not be able to rally enough support for a serious run in the upcoming elections.
By Shehla Rahim - EurAsia Review
In the aftermath of the Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan, the world has been anxiously watching and waiting for the group’s next steps. As international scrutiny intensifies, there’s a growing consensus on the key principles that the Taliban must embrace to secure their recognition as a legitimate governing authority. The world is calling for the Taliban to respect human rights, ensure press freedom, promote women’s education, establish an inclusive government, and adjust themselves to the international order.
By Siyar Sirat - AMU TV
New data from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) sheds light on the devastating impact of recent earthquakes in the…
By Ariana News
Local officials in Balkh say a consignment of humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan for Herat earthquake victims has…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Fidel Rahmati - Khaama Press
According to a report in The Independent, thousands of eligible Afghans facing safety and security risks in Iran and Pakistan are set to be relocated to the United Kingdom…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 75.40 AFN (as of 22 OCT 2023)