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Let's take this thread into more context for those outside the region, and those unfamiliar with the #TTP operations in #Swat.

The #TTP typically move through 2 routes:

- from #Afghanistan to #Elum in #Buner to either of their bases in #Ghat, south of #MalamJabba.
The 2nd route is from #Kunar, #Afghanistan through #LowerDir or #Bajaur to #GhatPeochar, the former stronghold of the #TTP during #Fazlullah's occupation of #Swat.

It was also one of the most difficult battle is the fight to reclaim Swat from the #terrorists.
We know of both police and military operations on going in areas including #GhatPeochar, mountains around #MalamJabba, #Charbagh, and #Banjot.
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A #Pakistani_delegation lead by the country's Defense Minister& include ISI chief, arrived in #Kabul and met with the Taliban's Deputy PM, Mullah Baradar.
"The two sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, trade, regional connectivity&economic cooperation," TB said.
The #Taliban in the below statement finally disclosed the actual contents of today's meeting with #PAK officials:
"In the meeting, there was a clear&detailed discussion on the security concerns of both sides, the drone flights over our territory& the activities of the militants."
According to @khorasandiary, Pakistani officials had serious talks with the Taliban in Kabul warning them of considering any option if TTP attacks continue.
Meanwhile, a PAK journalist reported about the #assassination of a senior #TTP commander in #Kunar Province of Afghanistan.
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Maulvi Faqir Mohammed and other #TTP leaders at the funeral of the slain TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani in #Kunar, Afghanistan.
#TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani and his son-in-law Ali Hassan Momand were laid to rest in Kunar, Afghanistan.
Ali Hassan Momand was the bodyguard and son-in-law of Omar Khalid Khorasani #TTP commander Omar Khalid Khorasani. He was also an amateur Pashto poet, and used to share his poetry on his Telegram channel.
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#alQaida issues new audio recording of leader Ayman al-Zawahiri - episode 5 in his so-called 'Deal of the Century' lecture series

Per @siteintelgroup the audio runs 44 minutes - accompanied only by a still photo, no video Image
In the lecture, #alQaida's Zawahiri urges followers to adopt prominent jihadi figures as role models while urging alQaida loyalists not to follow groups like #ISIS, per @siteintelgroup
Intelligence from @UN member states published last month indicated the #alQaida leader is likely in #Afghanistan in "the eastern region from #Zabul Province north towards #Kunar & along the border w/#Pakistan"
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ICYMI: Intelligence shows "The relationship between the #Taliban & #alQaida remains close, w/the latter [alQaida] celebrating the former’s success & renewing its pledge of allegiance" per report from @UN Sanctions Monitoring Team released Friday
Intelligence from @UN members "suggest that #alQaida has a safe haven under the #Taliban & increased freedom of action" per report "[AQ leader] Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued more frequent recorded messages since August, & there is now proof of life for him as recently as Feb 2022"
#alQaida-#Taliban relationship "underscored by the presence, both in #Afghanistan & the region, of alQaida core leadership & affiliated groups, such as alQaida in the Indian Subcontinent (#AQIS)" per @UN report
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It was an honor collaborating with @idek2022 @EmilyKennedy85 @ASEELApp to feed 156 families in #Kunar #Afghanistan. Thank you everyone who contributed in anyway towards this. A big thanks 🙏🙏 to all the donors for their generous and kind donations.
The Feed 150 Families in Kunar fundraising campaign provided food packages to 36 widows and 111 Ultra-Poor Families in Kunar plus six more packages were given to families in distribution site. Overall 1094 individuals were supported of which more than 60% were children.
Here are more photos. Please support our other campaign and help more families during this dire situation. You can start your own campaign with @ASEELApp and support families in #Afghanistan
Link to our campaign:…
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We have recalled our goal for #Kunar. Thank you to everyone who contributed. I can’t stop here. I have tons of people messaging me from every corner of #Afghanistan asking for help. Plz continue to give to @ASEELApp & send me the order number. #ThankYou…
I am going to start another campaign soon. It would be a general campaign and not a province or region specific fundraiser. If you are interested to partner, plz DM me. Together we achieve more, lets partner #Afghanistan #SaveAfghanistan #AfghanistanCrisis #hunger #Crisis #Afghan
Not recalled
Apologies for the typo
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🧵This thread is about the beneficiaries receiving food packages from our food drive for #Kunar province. ⛔️People in #Afghanistan R in worst situation than what we hear. If you can’t donate, RT/share in networks, spread it. @ASEELApp @NasratKhalid
My team went to Tango Camp, a village where more than 400 families live. 50 families (15 widows & 35 ultra-poor families) were identified. The team will continue identifying more families for the food drive and will be added to this #Thread
#AfghanistanCrisis #Famine #Afghan
The team went door to door & inside the houses. This little brave girl explained their financial situation. Her father goes out every morning in hopes to find work. He returns empty hands. They have little food to survive. Plz help such families with food. 3/X #SaveAfghanistan
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50 #ISKP loyalists came to the intelligence directorate of #Nangarhar& joined the IEA (surrendered). They were pardoned for their past deeds, based on the decree of the Amirul Momineen.

Those surrendered, are 'suspected pro-ISKP' civilians.
According to the below tweet& video, as a result of the #Kunar governor& local tribal elders' efforts, 25 alleged #ISKP loyalists, realizing the legitimacy of the IEA, renounced their opposition& pledged allegiance to the officials of the Islamic Emirate.
According to the Taliban's #Kunar governor office, 28 more alleged #ISKP loyalists #surrendered to the TB government in the province.
Since August 2021, hundreds of alleged ISKP loyalists surrendered to the Taliban, mainly in the eastern Kunar& Nangarhar.
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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.
#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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A drone strike targeted former #TTP deputy leader, Mawlawi Faqir Mohammad, in #Kunar, #AFG today.
There are conflicting news about Faqir Mohammad's fate. Some sources said earlier that he was killed in the attack, but Tribal News just reported that he escaped unhurt.
Mawlawi Faqir Mohammad Bajauri was captured by AFG security forces in #Afghanistan in February 2013 & released by the #Taliban in August 2021, after they took over Kabul.
On 17 August, #TTP confirmed that Faqir Mohammad was released alongside some other group members from prison.
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The Supreme Leader of the #Taliban in a decree #appointed dozens of new provincial level officials including governors, deputy governors & police chiefs, as follow:
1. Abdul Ghani as the Governor of #Badakhshan Province
2. Mohammad Ali Jan as the Governor of #Paktia Province
3. Qari Baryal as the Governor of #Kabul Province
4. Mufti Mohammad Idris as the Deputy Governor of Kabul Province
5. Wali Jan Hamza as the Police Chief of Kabul Province
6. Nisar Ahmad as the Governor of #Kunduz Province
7. Habib-ur-Rahman Sohaib as the Deputy Governor of Kunduz
8. Azizullah as the Police Chief of Kunduz Province
9. Qari Bakhtiar as the Governor of #Baghlan Province
10. Mohammad Idris as the Deputy Governor of Baghlan
11. Safiullah Akhund as the Police Chief of Baghlan Province
12. Haji Mali Khan as the Governor of #Logar Province
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#Taliban: "A bomb detonated in a gathering of civilians in the entrance of Eidgah Mosque in #Kabul this afternoon, leaving a number of civilians dead/wounded."
Note: Funneral ceremony of the mother of IEA's Deputy Minister of Info&Culture Z. Mujahid was ongoing inside the mosque.
While the updated& official casualty figures of today's #explosion are not announced yet, credible sources said that 8 were killed& 20 more wounded.
A pro-TB account wrote that following the explosion, a suspected suicide bomber was arrested near the incident scene (Unconfirmed).
#UN condemned yesterday's attack in #Kabul City that targeted those people gathered for a funeral ceremony in Eidgah mosque, in PD1.
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1. On 19 September, following weeks of inactivity, #ISKP once again started reporting attacks from #Afghanistan.

That day alone, it claimed seven operations—this is the largest number of attacks reported by #ISKP in a single day in years.
2. This spate of attacks has so far focused on what #IS is calling the ‘apostate #Taliban militia.’

It appears to signal the start of the new, reinvigorated #Afghanistan campaign that #IS first said was on the horizon back in August.
3. Notably, aside from #ISKP’s two attacks on #KIA at the end of August, it had been entirely inactive in #Afghanistan until this week.

The last time it went dark for that long was in June/July 2020.
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BREAKING -- a U.S. drone strike has targeted #ISIS-K operatives in eastern #Afghanistan.

via @idreesali114
@idreesali114 The U.S. strike today targeted #ISIS-K in #Afghanistan's #Nangarhar province

Earlier, unnamed IC officials had said explosive devices & other materials had been sent by #ISIS from #Nangarhar to #Kabul in recent days.
@idreesali114 Earlier today, the #Taliban was reported to have engaged in clashes with #ISIS-K cells in #Nangarhar's Dara-i-Noor district.

The #Taliban-#ISIS conflict has been centered in #Nangarhar & neighboring #Kunar provinces.
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#BREAKING: People of #Afghanistan have started nationwide protests against #Taliban terrorist organization over changing their National flag to an Islamic one. This video is from #Jalalabad now. There are reports about Taliban terrorists opening fire at protesters in #Kabul!
#BREAKING: Protest against #Taliban over destruction of Statues and National symbols of #Afghanistan in #Bamyan. ImageImage
#BREAKING: People in #Nangarhar are protesting against #Taliban terrorists. They have removed Islamic flags of the terrorist group from the city center and have raised national flag of #Afghanistan again. There are reports about brutal suppression of the protesters by Taliban. Image
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#ISIS-#Khorasan - "too soon to discount it as a threat" per latest @UN report

"Although in territorial retreat, #ISIL-K remains capable of carrying out high-profile attacks... It also aims to attract #Taliban fighters who oppose the agreement with the United States"
Intelligence from @UN member states estimates #ISIS-K has about 2,200 fighters, led by Matiullah Kamahwal, Abdul Tahir & Syrian national Abu Said Mohammad al-Khorasani

2 other senior ISIS leaders - Abu Qutaibah & Abu Hajar al-Iraqi - also recently arrived from the Middle East
#ISIS-K has maintained contact with new overall ISIL leader, al-Mawla, although the #ISIL core is no longer assessed to play a key role in the internal decision-making of ISIL-K" per @UN report
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NEW: @UN report on #Taliban casts doubt on ability of US-Taliban agreement to succeed

"There are divisions within the group [Taliban], which make compromise with its adversaries difficult, and its messaging remains hard-line" per UN Sanctions Monitoring Team
#Taliban "also appears well prepared for the 2020 fighting season and raising the tempo of its attacks on #Afghan government targets" per the @UN report
New @UN report sees problems due to #Taliban drug trafficking

"The scale of the problem remains huge and has been further complicated by a boom in methamphetamine production and trafficking" per report
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In another great step by the #Afghan government, #ISKP have blocked cellular communication in districts of #Kunar. Under the threat of a "military" operation, #IS forces have threatened to block up comm towers.…
Now, here is the interesting part... the bulk of the story is about the #Taliban (#IEA) shutting down towers in #Helmand, but the military operation was still carried out against them.

So is the problem, #ISKP in #Kunar& #Nangarhar or the #Taliban (#IEA) in #Helmand, @VOANews?
And while this is going on in #Afghanistan, the #Afghan govt & media is focused on the #PashtunLongMarch2Lahore, where they have shown their full support to a manufactured movement.

Who was held responsible for the murder of #madrassa children in #Kunduz by #Afghan forces?
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