Daily Evacuation Brief | October 8, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
THE PASSPORT DIRECTORATE HALTS WORK – The Passport Directorate announced the stoppage of passport issuance for an unspecified amount of time. The official reason given for the stoppage stated technical difficulties. However, previous reporting has indicated the existence of a far-reaching investigation into the illicit black market for passports, visas, and national identity cards that has resulted in several arrests. A source in the Ministry of the Interior stated that some arrests had already been made of Directorate employees in Jalalabad and Kabul and that more were coming.
LAND REFORM PROBLEMS IN TAKHAR – Conflict has been reported in the Khwaja Bahauddin District as a result of a Kuchi raid that is said to have been supported by the Taliban forces in the Province. Approximately 100 Tajik and Uzbek families were reportedly forced out of their homes which were then occupied by Kuchi families. Unconfirmed reports state the Kuchis involved in the raids came from Waziristan in Pakistan. No casualty figures were available.
META BANS TALIBAN ACCOUNTS – While some Taliban-affiliated accounts on Facebook had previously been shut down, the ban is now thought to have been extended to non-state-owned pro-Taliban sites. A full list of these pages is being compiled.
SENIOR ETIM TERROR GROUP LEADER SPOTTED IN BADAKHSHAN – A photo emerged on social media depicting a reputed leader of the Eastern Turkish Islamic Movement, Sadiq Ighori, standing between the Taliban’s Qari Fasihuddin and Maulvi Amanuddin. Ighori is a Chinese national of Uyghur descent and is also believed to have been appointed as a leader of foreign fighters in the Ministry of Defense. Ighori is thought to be wanted by Chinese authorities in connection with a bus bombing in Pakistan that killed scores of Chinese nationals.
ISIS-K TAKES AIM AT THE ICRC - A pamphlet released on ISIS-affiliated social media sites lays out six reasons it is heresy to seek out International Cross and Red Crescent assistance and leveled claims that the aid agency is simply a tool of an anti-Muslim United Nations campaign. It is possible the accusations could initiate attacks against Red Crescent facilities operating in the country and/or region.
NEXT 24 HOURS
TAKHAR LAND REFORM ISSUE – As we have witnessed in past instances where the Taliban have urged nomadic tribes to occupy ethnic enclaves in the North, there has been a violent response. Typically, these have not involved support from Resistance forces and/or the Taliban, but violence has taken place between the ethnic groups. It is possible this will occur in the Khwaja Bahauddin District of Takhar over the next several days.
“They don’t treat us like humans”: Unlawful returns of Afghans from Turkey and Iran
By Amnesty International
This report reveals how Turkish and Iranian security forces have unlawfully returned Afghan men, women and children to their country, despite the general situation in Afghanistan and the real risk of serious human rights violations there. Iranian and Turkish authorities have also denied Afghans the opportunity to lodge claims for international protection and have unlawfully used firearms as both a deterrent and a pushback method. Amnesty International is calling on all countries not to forcibly return Afghans not only to Afghanistan, but also to Turkey or Iran, where Afghans would be at risk of refoulement to Afghanistan.
Download the full report HERE
15th of Mizan Marks 21st Anniversary of US Attack in Afghanistan
By Mohammad Daryosh - TOLO News
In response to the 9/11 attacks, the US launched a military attack on Afghanistan on this day, and had a military presence in the country for…
IEA spokesman says good news coming soon on girls’ education
By Ariana News
Mujahid said that progress has been made in resolving the issue of reopening of schools for girls above…
World Bank Releases Report With South Asia Economic Focus
By Amina Hakimi - TOLO News
“Afghanistan is particularly vulnerable to higher food prices, as the country has large negative trade balances in wheat and…
Delhi Police Detain Over 100 Hazaras Protesting Against Kabul Suicide Bombing for 7 Hours
By The Wire
After reportedly being detained by police in Delhi for around seven hours on Thursday, October 6, around 100 members of central Afghanistan’s Hazara…
Border guards of Uzbekistan hold talks with Taliban
By AKI Press
Officers of the border troops of Uzbekistan met with representatives of the Taliban movement in the port of Hairatan in Balkh province…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
With thousands dead, Afghans demand investigations on US invasion
By Bilal Guler & Sayed Sadat - Anadolu Agency
More than 47,000 civilians lost their lives in the ensuing operations during those two decades under the guise of the US' "war on terror," while the…
EU's Niklasson: Domestic Legitimacy Needed for Intl Recognition
By Mohammad Daryosh - TOLO News
The EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson, in a special interview with TOLOnews said that domestic legitimacy will pave the…
THE DAILY WTF
IEA urges the world to end its ‘hostile stance’ towards Afghanistan
By Ariana News
Mujahid denounced that the United States initiated the invasion “without authorization or logic” and…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 87.73 AFN (as of 8 OCT 2022)