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#AFG Opium for sale in Uruzgan province in Southern Afghanistan. July, 2022, Southern Afghanistan.
The future of Afghan children is fraught with many dangers. Instead of being at school, children can be seen and found inside Opium shops in places like Uruzgan in Southern Afghanistan.
Before the sales of Opium , there is always a tough bargain between farmers and opium dealers.
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#AFG A resident filmed this video : “ Towards PD5, towards eve Loya Jirga tent.”
Gunfire can be heard in an area where a Taliban gathering of religious leaders was being convened in PD5, Kabul city. Despite tough security measures, the attack once more shows how security and intelligence failures continues.
Yesterday Taliban organizers of the Taliban Religious scholar meeting had banned “ Cell phones, all types of weapons, knives and scissors ✂️.” Image
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#AFG Afghanistan is to earthquakes, like Florida is to hurricanes. Disturbing reports coming out of Paktika and Khost provinces after earthquake. Some homes on a mountain collapsed as a result of sliding caused by earthquake in Khost.
In this video damage from earthquake is devastating. A local resident counting at least “ 30 people dead buried under in these homes” Gayan district in Paktika province in South- Western Afghanistan is one of the most remote districts and is home to destitute communities.
“One village is completely destroyed as a result of earthquake in Gyan district in Paktika province.” Residents in Gayan.
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#AFG “Several fatalities in the complex attack against a Gurdwara in Karte PARWAN. These are very initial details.” Two Taliban security officers tells me.
“Explosion took place outside of the gate of the Gurdwara killing at least 2innocent Afghans. Afterwards,2explosions took place inside,some shops attached to Gurdwara caught fire,at least 2Khawarij inside,TB trying 2catch them alive.” A Senior aid 2 TB interior minister tells me.
“Some of the shops inside the Gurdwara caught fire, at least two explosions took place inside.” A senior aid to Taliban interior ministry tells me. Footage - social media.
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#AFG Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid , an influential Hazara member of the Taliban, has broken away with the Taliban after he was fired as head of intelligence of Bamyan. He says 10 million Hazaras are sidelined and disenfranchised from political space by Taliban. Balkhab, Saripul.
Taliban’s rift with Mowlawi Mahdi is over the proceeds of coal mines in Balkhab. There has been a hike in demands for coal in Pakistan after the energy prices went up and the decade-long unmet energy shortages in Pakistan. Since collapse of the Republic, Pakistani businesses
flocked to the north to reap the spoils of an unregulated market and all the coal from the mines in the northern Afghanistan is now being exported to Pakistan at dirt-cheap prices.
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From 01 January to 31 May 2022, ISKP group has claimed responsibility for 93 attacks in Afghanistan.
111 attacks were claimed by the group in the same period of time in 2021.
After losing all territories in end of 2019, in the first 5 months of 2020, ISKP claimed only 24 attacks.
The number of the #ISKP attacks in the east & capital Kabul still remains high (historical trend).
The increase of attacks by the group in the north of AFG & the expansion of the ISKP activities to some new provinces, e.g. Helmand (though unconfirmed), are new facts in the graph.
IED explosions consisted over 50% of the ISKP attacks in the first 5 months of 2022, followed by the target killings&harrassing attacks against the TB Check Posts.
A deadly explosion in a Shia mosque in Mazar& IDF attacks against Uzbekistan& Tajikistan were the incidents of note.
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#AFG under the #Taliban rule:
1. TB prevented girls from entering Kabul university because of having colorful veils.
2. TB inaugurated an Aqsa-like symbolic #mosque in a roundabout, in PD5 of Kabul City.
3. U.S. took control of AFG's embassy&consulates in DC, New York&California. ImageImage
“UFN, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign Missions has assumed sole responsibility for ensuring the protection& preservation of the property of the #Afghan_Embassy or its consular posts in the U.S.,” the U.S. State Department said in a notice.
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State-run @BakhtarNA also published the news about inauguration of a #model of the #Dome_Mosque/#Jerusalem_Mosque in #Kabul City, by the #Taliban: ImageImage
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#AFG | Knock-on Impacts of Restrictions Against Women

In #Samangan province, Tahminah Women's Park & Marketplace has become inactive due to increasing #poverty and #unemployment rates, and Taliban restrictions on women's freedom of movement (1/11)

🧵 AW research👇
On 14 May, the Afghan newspaper Hasht e Subh Daily reported on its website that the Taliban closed a park and women's market in Samangan.

The park was the only recreation facility and marketplace for women and girls in the province. (2/11)

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AW followed up on this news with a number of sources on the ground, including a former employee of the department of women's affairs, a local journalist, and a civil #activist in Samangan in order to find out more. (3/11)
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Some of us who are neither Talib nor NRF get attacked by both sides because we are an independent voice and do not subscribe to this binary. As an independent intellectual force for good we recognize that extremities on either side of the spectrum have brought miseries and 1/4.
bloodshed to the country. We recognize there are good elements
within the Taliban just as there are good elements with NRF and other groups and the same holds true with bad elements. #AFG is more than NRF and the Taliban binary. The political landscape of the country is way 2/4.
more diverse than this binary. There are many (thousands if not
hundreds of thousands) of independent Afghans who do not fit within these two binaries but can still contribute and work with both Talib and the NRF and beyond. They are the key missing bridge which 3/4.
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There are different views about a recent incident in #Panjshir...an #Attan near #Massoud's grave.
Few facts:
1. Those performed Attan, were not #Taliban. They were youths, mainly from south of #AFG, on a sightseeing tour in Panjshir. For sure, few Taliban also joined the Attan... ImageImageImageImage
2. #Taliban (as a religious and hardliner movement) are against any type of dance including Attan.
3. The Attan location was hundreds meter away from the grave of #Massoud& as said by some commenters, that Attan was not the 1st dance there.

To be clear, Attan in that specific...
...place, with or without purpose, was not a good move and it should be criticized.
But making that Attan an issue for provoking ethnic tensions, is even worse. ImageImageImageImage
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#Afghanistan has seen a string of attacks this week in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, Kunduz, and Nangarhar.

Attacks in Kabul & Mazar saw #Hazaras targeted.

🧵AW #OSINT verifications so far:
(1/8) On the morning of April 19, a series of explosions targeted educational institutions in Dasht-e-Barchi, #Kabul - an area with a predominantly #Hazara Shia population.

✅AW verified the attack at Abdul Rahim Shahid High School

🗓️ April 19
📍Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul
(2/8) The next day, an explosion occurred at the front of Kandahari market in Kabul, where a Taliban-operated vehicle was targeted.

ISKP claimed the attack.

✅AW verified the incident

📅April 20
🕐Shortly after noon
📍Qua-e Markaz, Kabul
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#AFG “Taliban executed these anti Taliban resistance forces in Ragh district in Badkahshan about a week ago .” According to residents in Badakhshan province. ImageImage
What is the fate of this prisoner of war ? @Zabehulah_M33 @UNAMAnews @hrw @ICRC_af Image
Senior Taliban commanders seen with the prisoner of war in Badkahshan. Image
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#Taliban #arrested Yar Mohammad Rahmati, the head of Kabul office for Tebyan Social and Cultural activities center and locked his center.
The #Iran-backed #Shia cultural center in #AFG held a rally in front of Iran’s embassy in Kabul on Wednesday, to show solidarity with Iran ... ImageImageImageImage
...following a violent protest of Afghans against Iran, before Iranian Consulate in #Herat.
The recent anti-Iran protests in AFG started after videos went viral of Afghan refugees being mistreated in Iran.
Some of the Tebyan center activities were labeled as #illegal by former...
...Republic Government of Afghanistan& the center's office in Kabul was also #attacked by the #ISKP in 2017, that resulted in the killing of over 40 AFG Shias, while many more were wounded.
Read reports here:
france24.com/en/live-news/2…
tolonews.com/afghanistan/ta…
tolonews.com/afghanistan/ex…
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#AFG If this was one EPIC failure over the last 20years it was the wicked counter- narcotics strategy.The British plan of announcing payments for anyone erradicating poppy fields backfired,word soon travelled like a bullet on radio,&massive corruption on the ground was evident,
everyone wrote more land so they could get money. Spraying pesticides from sky destroying livelihoods and crops deprived poor communities and caused skin diseases as on one trip to Pachir Agam I found out.
What Afghanistan needed and still need is a long term comprehensive strategy. But with no artificial deadlines and timelines. How long did it take China? Thailand? Burma? Turkey? Pakistan? Iran?
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#AFG Ministry of Education Notice:
"All girls' schools&high schools above the sixth grade are informed that the lessons of these schools have been postponed untill further notice. Whenever a comprehensive plan, in accordance with Sharia& Afghan tradition& culture, is developed...
...and the leadership of the IEA orders its implementation, then the schools& high schools will be informed accordingly."
Note:
#Taliban had over 6 months time to prepare "a comprehensive plan", but in my opinion, they are using girls education as bargaining chip for recognition.
#UNAMA reacted to the #Taliban's decision on the postponement of the reopening of girls schools in Afghanistan:
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Breaking News!
Today is the graduation ceremony of the hundreds of #AFG #police, from the police academy in #Kabul.
Pro-TB sources told me that it is more likely that the acting minister of interior, Khalifa #Sirajuddin_Haqqani, will #appear_in_public and allow media to film him.
And here is unseen Sirajuddin Haqqani, the head of #Haqqani Network, Deputy Leader of the Taliban and current acting Interior Minister...
Is it still valid?
"The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading directly to the arrest of Sirajuddin Haqqani."
fbi.gov/wanted/terrori…
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#Taliban:
"The 3 branches of the IEA security forces (Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior & General Directorate of Intelligence), under the leadership of Deputy Minister of Defense, Mullah Mohammad Fazil Mazloom, launched a large-scale clearing operation in Kabul&several...
...other nearby provinces today.
The purpose of the operations is to arrest& eliminate all robbers, kidnappers, evil elements& other criminals in the mentioned areas, who have already been detected & surveillanced by security forces.
People should cooperate with security forces."
Civilian houses in the north & east of #Kabul, were searched by the #Taliban today.
Pashtons dominated east of Kabul (Hootkhel, Qala-e Zaman Khan, Arzan Qimat & Karta-e Naw) was the old & Tajiks dominated north of Kabul (Khairkhana, Sar-e Kotal..) is the new safe heaven of #ISKP.
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The #Taliban Interior Ministry in a letter, instructed Afghanistan border police, to #prevent_the_evacuation of Afghan citizens by foreign countries.
The ministry's letter states that border control officials are obliged to prevent evacuation operations by the US& NATO countries. Image
When #Taliban's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid was asked about #evacuation & specifically the above mentioned letter, he said that "we have banned the evacuation process until make sure that what fate awaits #Afghans who are already evacuated. Over 5,000 evacuated Afghans are ...
...still kept in wretched conditions in temporary camps in Doha. Also, many Afghans in Turkey are living in dire situation with unclear future. We can't put more Afghans at risk&won't allow others misuse them. #Protecting Afghans is the responsibility of the government (#IEA) ...
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A new group, Tehreek-e-Taliban India (#TTI), announced its existence yesterday.
"Taliban is a common name& it has nothing to do with the Taliban in Afghanistan or Pakistan. The Indian Taliban is made up of Muslim scholars& created for peace in India & Kashmir," the group tweeted. Image
On the bases of human sympthey, the newly established movement in #India, in a tweet warned U.S. of consequences, if give #AFG money to the 9/11 victims:
"If Biden gave the #frozen_money of Afghanistan to the victims of 9/11. In India, Americans will face a strong TTI response." Image
While "Twitter has received request by Indian law enforcement agencies to shut down newly formed Tehreek-e-Taliban India (TTI) account", Pakistani media blamed Indian government for forming the new movement, TTI "to shield state terrorism against Muslims".
tribune.com.pk/story/2343103/…
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#AFG “Home of Engineer Mohammad Khan , was attacked in Kabul at 2AM. His son Yasir along with his bodyguard were murdered. His wife is in critical conditions.” Sources close to Enginner Mohammad Khan and his relatives tells me.
Eng. Mohammad Khan was deputy to Docter Abdullah Abdullah. He was also the former Hizbe Islami intelligence chief in Peshawer, Pakistan during Jihad days and latter on in Kabul during the civil war. Eng. Mohammad khan is currently in Turkey, and hails from Qarabagh, Ghazni.
Enginner Mohammad Khan reacts to the deadly attack against his home in Kabul : “ Last night at 2AM, armed attackers got into my home, they murdered my 16 year old son, and grandson of my uncle. My wife and her cousin were wounded. I have no enmity of Personel rivalry with anyone Image
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#AFG Afghans were promised they will be evacuated. Nonetheless, it is important the international community agrees on an evacuation hub to enable the evacuation of those who are eligible but do not have passports or other travel documents. It is also important to have more
coordination among Western allies on how eligible Afghans can be evacuated &accelerate the process in view of increasing,&unfortunately expected,persecution,killing &assassination of Afghans who have had an association with former gov,international allies&the wider civil society.
Evacuations must not have artificial deadlines and timelines attached to them. Afghans in their thousands are inside Afghanistan, they have been struggling to get clear updates and further guidance. America and Canada but also other countries must start recruiting additional
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#AFG The family of the President of Afghanistan's Rugby Federation says that Taliban have taken away Mr.Haris Rahmani from his house around 3 days ago&there has been no news of him since then. No word from Taliban but such disappearances seem 2be regular occurrence under Taliban. Image
The Taliban have responded to my tweet that Mr. Rahmani has been detained on the charges of usurping the Federation's land and turning it to parking and building shops on it. These charges are being investigated and if true, he will be dealt with accordingly and if
unsubstantiated, he will be able to resume his duties. According to this Taliban official Dad Mohammad Nawak, Afghan nation, sportspersons and the Federation want a country free of corruption. @GDPES_Afg @Metmaeen
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Local sources in #Jawzjan told me that at 9:30 a.m. today, in the #Khamyab district, on the #AFG-#Turkmenistan border, the #Taliban started clash with Turkmen border guards.
At least, 4 Turkmen soldiers were reportedly #killed& two Turkmen border posts were set on fire by the TB.
A source told me that as a revenge for the previous killing of civilians by Turkmen guards, today initially the #Taliban targeted a #Turkmenistan border guards' vehicle patrolling in the area, burning the vehicle& killing those on board. Then both sides clashed with each other...
...The killing of Afghan civilians by Turkmenistan guards in the border area in previous days took place, when Afghans were collecting a precious plant (Shirin Boya) in the area.
Mullah Jura, a Turkmen from Jawzjan, is the #Taliban's commander for #AFG border forces in the area.
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@bsarwary reported about the story behind today's artillery exchange between #PAK border forces and #AFG #Taliban in #Kunar Province.
Earlier, @Natsecjeff and @OSINT_Insider also reported about the heavy fire exchange between Taliban& PAK security forces on Durand Line, in Kunar.
Sources in AFG #Taliban have confirmed to Tribal News that the clash with the #PAK army has been going on since today 4pm.
The PAK army is shelling AFG from its bases in Mohmand&Bajaur while TB are responding to their shelling from Sarkano&Asmar in #Kunar.
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#PAK #drones are also seen over border areas of #Kunar Province near the Durand Line, where #Taliban are exchanging #artillery fire with Pakistani military forces.
Below is a video shared by @paykhar allegely showing Taliban's artillery firing towards PAK.
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