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In this thread, I will be tweeting about #NDS special units, its commanders and areas of responsibility.

The reason for this is that they (and other Army, Police Special Units) are now becoming the only force that Kabul Govt can rely upon in war against #Taliban. #Afghanistan Image
Lets start with 901 Unit which operates in #Kabul.

Its current commander is Qand Agha: Image
909 Unit is active in #Ghazni, and its current commander is Nasrullah (from Urgon of #Paktika): Image
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Today terrorists attacked a school & killed #Hazara teenagers. In recent years, daesh&taliban attacked Hazara weddings, fitness centres, mosques, etc. They cut the throat of 9 yo tabassum & killed newborn babies. It always happens in west of Kabul.
#kabul #StopKillingHazara
October, 21, 2017:
Some 60 Hazara civilians were killed in an attack on the Iman Zaman mosque in Khair Khana area of Kabul…
August 18, 2019 :
Suicide Bombing of Wedding Party in Kabul Killed 63…
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Three rockets landed near the Sayyid al-Shuhada school in the PD-13 of Kabul city moments ago. 😦

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Several killed and wounded.

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Atleast six people killed in the blasts. Apparently dead include some really young high school boys and girls.

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Shrimati Asamai and the flame of hope for #Afghanistan

The Asamayi Temple is located in the Koh-e-Asamayi (The mountain of Goddess Asamai) located to the west of Kabul city.
The hill is named Asamai after Shrimati Asha, the goddess of hope said to be present on the hilltop since ancient times. The Akhand Jyoti (continuous fire) there has been burning uninterrupted for 4000 years.
The Temple and the Jyoti have survived numerous conflicts in Kabul and are reminders of Afghanistan under the Hindu Shahi kings. This is evidence itself that the Goddess of Hope is present at this auspicious location.
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Happening now: @CENTCOM Commander Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie & @USAfricaCommand Commander Gen Stephen Townsend testify at SASC
.@CENTCOM's Gen McKenzie tells lawmakers he has all the tools he needs to complete the withdrawal from #Afghanistan
"We will lose the abilities we have now to see completely into #Afghanistan" per @CENTCOM's Gen McKenzie, asked by @SenJackReed about impact of withdrawal on intel collection vs #alQaida #ISIS
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'#Taliban as proxies in #Pakistan's endless war' is a cliché from the 2000s. It's outdated. Time to take stock of new realities in Pakistani military thinking because the #US #NATO & #Pakistan must prevent a new civil war in #Afghanistan. /1

No one can win in #Afghanistan. Not even the #Taliban. Some actors would love to see a permanent Afghan war of attrition that engulfs #America+#Pakistan+#Afghanistan. Make no mistake: a new #Islamabad+#WashingtonDC blame game will expedite such a war. /2

What's happening in #Afghanistan is by no means #Pakistan's proxy war. But it is the proxy war of multiple actors who want Afghanistan to be a permanent bleeding ground for #America #Pakistan #NATO. /3…
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Just in: More than 28% of US military now vaccinated vs #COVID19, per @PentagonPresSec
"We do continue to see that build-up.. we call on #Russia to make their intentions more clear" per @PentagonPresSec "We call on the Russians to cease their provocations"

No comment on EU estimate that Russia has massed 150,000 troops in #Crimea, along #Ukraine border
"In general, we have continue to see this build-up increase...that is concerning to us" per @PentagonPresSec, asked if build-up has plateaued at all
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Time for a thread:

There’s 2 types of propaganda on Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti by Indians that many often fall for:

1st labels him as a separatist revolutionary

2nd paints him as a baloch rights activist “assassinated” by state.

As a Baloch let me explain how both are false:

Nawab Akbar Bugti wasn’t just an ordinary Sardar of a Baloch tribe but an articulate, educated & savvy politician in conflict with his own position as a feudal lord whose word was the law in Bugti Hills.

It’s this conflict led to a tribal dispute & turned him into an outlaw.

Before we go into details remember 2 names:

Tribal feud b/w families of these 2 friends made them victims of feudal baloch tribal customs of honor & revenge.

This what led to yrs of turmoil in Balochistan, not a so called anti #Pakistan insurgency.

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#Afghanistan #Kabul #Coronavirus #VACCINE

Shadowed by the increase in violence in the country, Afghanistan has started its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus. Hundreds of thousands are to be vaccinated in a first phase,
including doctors, security forces and journalists, as President Ashraf Ghani announced. The first dose was given to the well-known journalist Anisa Shahid, who was honored last year for her reporting on the corona pandemic.
India donated 500,000 doses of Astrazeneca's vaccine to the government in Kabul earlier this month. Officially, Afghanistan has recorded 55,600 corona infections and around 2,430 deaths.
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A thread on security:
1/6: Barely a day goes by without several explosions and targeted killings here in #Kabul. The atmosphere on the streets has changed; you can now see sheer panic in people’s faces.
2/6: Stuck in traffic recently,ppl in an armoured car next to me suddenly jumped out frantically,inspecting the doors,checking if an IED had been attached.I hoped no such bomb would explode;it didn’t.Seconds later,they resumed their trip,but the moment of naked fear lingered on.
3/6: #Kabul is on edge - and has been for the past months. In January, 30 such magnetic bombs exploded in the #Afghan capital alone, injuring and killing many, sending waves of fear into the nation.
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2nd round of the #intraAfghanNegotiations
@PeaceIRAfg delegation is going to Doha after meeting the government’s leadership and reconciliation council”: @7Anajia , spokeswoman of @SMP_AF

“We are ready and have no problems. The agenda will be prepared by the sides’ agreements who have already agreed on. This is impossible that one side try to impose their opinions on the other”: @IeaOffice, #Taliban Spokesman.

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Explosion rocked #Kabul #Afghanistan
It was MIED attack which targeted MP Mohammad Wardak who ended up injured #Kabul #Afghanistan Image
2 cars destroyed, material damage on nearby buildings, at least 20 people wounded or dead #Kabul #Afghanistan
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#Afghanistan #Kabul #Explosion

A explosion is reported in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul atm no more infos.
Reports of a rocket impact. No reports of casulties at that point
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#Kabul would never dare to accept that "offer" from Zarif, but this should be interpreted as a hint of #Iran readiness to raise the stakes if post Doha conditions endanger Tehran interests in various ways
And this is the first time that Fatemiyoun were openly mentioned directly in relation to #Afghanistan conflict. That's pretty significant Image
Now is this connected with recent Alipour's intentions to turn his militia into more organized movement and to gain semi independent fiefdom in western #Wardak? What would be position of Wahdat? Interesting times ahead Image
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The vivid details of #Genocide of #Hindus by Mahmud #Gazni at #Thanesar (#Kurukshetra) in 1011AD as recorded by his chronicler. #Gazni itself had been a #Hindu city till about 30 years before this
This is not just the story of Mehmud #Gazni's #Jihadi ideology and his carrying out horrendous crimes in the name of Allah but also of the opportunism & cowardice of the #Hindushahi of #Lahore Anandpal.
The #Hindushahi Kingdom had been in constant war first with #Arabs & then with #Turks since 850AD so 160 years at this point and had been very successful for most of their history in repulsing #Jihadi hordes who sought to plunder, kill, enslave in the name of #Islam
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As per details shared by True Indology #Biryani comes from #Persian Birinj for rice. This word is NOT FOUND in Old Persian, it occurs in Middle Persian. According to Mayrhofer's "Etymological Dictionary Of Old #IndoAryan", Birinj comes from #Sanskrit word vrīhí (व्रीहि).
The word #Biryani is absent in any records prior to 17th century. Ain I Akbari (16th century) describes preparation of a dish known as Zard Birinj (yellow rice) a precursor to Biryani, it was made of rice mixed with spices NOT AVAILABLE in #MiddleEast or #CentralAsia
Zard Birinj developed from ancient #Indian dish Haridranna (हरिद्रान्न). 'Zard Birinj" being a straight translation of "Haridranna". हारिद्र (haridra) means "Yellow", "Anna" generally means rice in #Sanskrit and "Birinj"

By straight translation, Zard Birinj= Haridranna
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The site of Tepe Narenj, which literally means “orange hill”, stands on a relief that is currently denoted as Koh-e Zamburak, or “mountain of the small wasp”, situated on the eastern slopes of the #Hindukush mountain chain, only a few kilometers South of #Kabul #Afghanistan Image
so far only partially investigated, it covers an area of more than four hectares and occupies a dominant position; it faces East and is quite visible from a considerable distance. The site has earlier origins, dated by pottery, paleographic and numismatic finds to the 2nd-3rd CE ImageImage
the period most intensively documented in the excavations, during which the sacred area was reworked, renovated and extended several times, dates to between the end of the 5th century CE and the 9th/10th century CE.
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#ISIS announced that the Brigadier General of the #Syrian army and 6 soldiers were killed in the Deir ez-Zor desert. Image
Brigadier General Bashir Ismail, commander of the 137th Regiment of the 17th Division, was killed in ambush by ISIS cells while conducting reconnaissance and surveying in the desert of Al Mayadeen.
#ISIS announced that it has attacked the town of Agiri in the Nigerian state of Borno.
It is alleged that the attack was against a militia loyal to the Nigerian army, but there are no militias in the area.
There are armed villagers who do not pay allegiance to ISIS. Image
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#Afghanistan Yet another indiscriminate rocket attack via an improvised covert 107mm launcher in #Kabul.

Large 24-tube launcher in the back of a vehicle; extremely likely to be IS K. Unsure of total casualties but 8+ killed.

Here is another image of the launcher used to fire the Chinese 107mm artillery rockets unto civilian areas, including a school, an impact, an unexploded rocket, and remains of one that landed in the Iranian Embassy.

As you can see one also failed to fire. ImageImageImageImage
It's worth adding there was a large IED in #Kabul just before- seems clearly to me to be a #ISIS K complex op, but I guess we will have to wait for statement and images. Tragedy regardless. Image
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In September 1990, Petition for special leave to appeal (Civil) was filed against the judgement dated August 30, 1990, passed by Bombay High Court.
(1/n) @TOIIndiaNews #TipuSultan #TipuSultanJayanti Image
The Petitioners had produced the relevant Gazetteers of #Mysore and #Kerala and the letters of #TipuSultan at the time of hearing at the #BombayHighCourt. They had proved that:
1. He claimed to be a #Paigambar.

2. He adopted the title of #Baadshah.

3. He sometimes designated his own State as "Sircar-e-Khodadad -e- usud-ilhye -e- Ahmady" - in plain language, an #IslamicState.
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Hafiz Hidayatullah Ahmady (May Allah accept him) carried out today's attack on #ANDSF CP in Arghandi, #Kabul.
#Afghanistan #Taliban
The letter of mother of Hidayatullah to the leaders of Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan. To accept her gift (son) the way Abu Qudamah accepted that young boy from that women who approached him during night and wanted Abu Qudamah to let her young boy to fight in the way of Allah.
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CP destroyed after VBIED/SVBIED attack near Paghman, west of #Kabul #Afghanistan
Attack happened during last night #Kabul #Afghanistan
CP is completely destroyed #Kabul After that mutilation video which triggered so much rage, this was expected to happen #Afghanistan
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In today's edition of Stars of #Afghanistan Underworld
Allah Gul Mujahid. One of the people who cross the line which parts politics and OC world. Former Mujahiddin commander connected to Hizb and MP. Involved into many legal business ventures, but besides that known for embezzlement, racketeering, land theft.
Involved into several gunfights in #Kabul and stand offs with police. Suspected for ordering murders and kidnappings of rivals. Maybe the biggest name in #Kabul, Gul's native city and province, along with his major rivals-Tarakhel Brothers and Mumtaz
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In today's edition of Stars of #Afghanistan Underworld ImageImageImageImage
Chihil Sutun Gang. Brutal group which which conducts activities (robberies, kidnappings and extortion) in Chihil Sutun, Pul e Hassan and Qalah ye Arjal areas of #Kabul ImageImageImageImage
Najib aka Reaction. Interesting because Najib was former NDS agent turned gangster. Leads motorcycle theft ring, controls small groups of robbers, but he himself operates as a skillful hitman. Police looking for Najib but still not caught. Image
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