Daily Evacuation Brief | September 19, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
ONE YEAR OF GIRLS BANNED FROM SCHOOL — The United Nations and other international organizations released statements marking the one-year anniversary since Afghan girls’ were officially barred from attending secondary schools in Afghanistan. The statements sought to shame the Taliban regime and pleaded for a rollback of the unpopular policy. The Taliban has not responded.
CONFERENCE OF EXILES INSPIRES OFFENSIVE — The conclusion of the conference of exiled Afghan leaders seems to have been the catalyst for a new round of Resistance attacks in Afghanistan. Groups loosely aligned with the NRF also executed targeted operations against high-value targets in provinces around the country. It is unclear if Resistance groups will continue to put pressure on the Taliban over the coming week.
ZAKIR CONFIRMED ALIVE, INJURED — A Taliban spokesman has denied reports that the Taliban’s special commander in Panjshir, Abdul Qayyum Zakir, was killed but acknowledged that he was injured. However, Zakir’s deputy, Molavi Haroon, was confirmed to be killed in fighting in the 1st district. It was not clear exactly when the injury and killing took place. Zakir is said to be recuperating in a heavily guarded hospital in an undisclosed location.
FIRE IN KABUL MARKET — A large fire consumed several shops in a bustling clothing market in Kabul early on Sunday morning. Local eyewitnesses say the fire was contained quickly and was not allowed to spread into the general market.
NEXT 24 HOURS
TALIBAN LEADER SHAKEUP RUMORS — There are several uncorroborated rumors of an impending shakeup in the senior leadership at the Ministry of Defense. No specific names or positions have been mentioned, but a source claims that Taliban leadership in Kandahar has ordered the dismissal of 5 senior figures and their replacements are en route from Kandahar. The source continued to say that the Panjshir campaign (codename: Operation Al-Fath) has been an embarrassment to the regime, and the recent positive press coverage given to the NRF leader in Austria has convinced Supreme Leader Akhundzada that a change was needed.
INDIA ADVOCATES FOR SIKHS STUCK IN AFG— India is expected to make a plea to the Taliban for several Sikhs to be allowed to travel out of Afghanistan. The Sikhs were recently denied permission to exit because the Taliban said they were carrying holy documents that were considered blasphemous.
Afghan Zarqawi is shot dead in Panjsher valley of Afghanistan
By Ajmal Sohail – Modern Diplomacy
According to intelligence information, the leading Taliban commander Maulvi Habibullah Sheeran, who was known as Zarqawi, a resident of Zhrhai District, Kandahar Province, in the southwestern zone of the Taliban was killed in Panjshir battle.
Meantime, the intelligence report indicates, Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir, the general military officer of Panjshir and Andrab and the deputy of the Ministry of National Defense, was injured in Panjshir on Friday, September 16 at 3:25 p.m.
Sunday Marks One Year of Girls’ Ban from School
By Mujeeb Awrang – TOLOnews
Sunday marks one-year since schools above grade six remain closed for girls’ students in grades 7-12 in Afghanistan. After coming to power, the Islamic Emirate closed schools for female students beyond grade six.
Takhar Officials: Efforts Underway to Resolve Tensions
By Amin Pacha – TOLO News
Local officials in the northern province of Takhar said that efforts are underway to resolve tensions between residents in Khwaja…
Govt to Enforce Registration of Vehicles
By Amina Hakimi – TOLOnews
“For better security and the resolving of traffic problems—and also to increase the national income—and in general to bring reforms… the department of revenue of the Ministry of Finance…”
IEA ‘alarmed’ over Tajik-Kyrgyz border clashes
By Ariana News
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said Sunday the border clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan were “alarming” and that continued clashes…
At least 6,000 Afghan refugees leave for Iran daily: Envoy
By Ariana News
The rest enter illegally, he said, adding that these migrants risk falling victim to human…
No dollars for food imports from Iran, Afghanistan
By Shahid Iqbal – Dawn
The food importers, especially vegetables, from Afghanistan and Iran have been relying on the grey market to make payments since they are not allowed to buy dollars from banks or…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
UN Decries 'Shameful' Yearlong Closure of Girls’ Schools in Afghanistan
By Ayaz Gul – VOA
The United Nations Sunday renewed its call for Afghanistan’s Taliban to urgently reopen schools to teenage girls, denouncing the anniversary of their…
Kabulov says US ‘no longer included in Extended Troika’
By Ariana News
“America was trying to use its presence in this structure to advance its interests, this approach was in conflict with the…”
THE DAILY WTF
Taliban to ban TikTok and Pubg apps in Afghanistan
By Khaama Press
Taliban is going to ban TikTok and Pubg applications in Afghanistan within next 3 months times, the Ministry of Telecommunication…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.99 AFN (as of 19 SEP 2022)