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As the #Taliban continue to claim moving #TTP fighters to western #Afghanistan, TTP fighters have been confirmed in northern AFG, today the head of district intelligence of the Taliban’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GID) can under attack in #Badakhshah province.
For those unfamiliar with #Badakhshah provincial borders… Image
Another important factor to keep in mind is the #geological value of #Badakhshah province.

This is of key importance to #China’s investment into minerals in #Afghanistan. Image
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Some interesting reports coming out of #Afghanistan over the past few days:

- roughly 2,000 #Taliban suicide bombers have been moved to the #Iran|ian border since the end of May.
- #ISKP has also started moving their fighters to northern #Afghanistan, according to sources within an anti-#Taliban group. They are being moved to #Badakhshan, #Takhar and some others.

Apparently, there are both @CIA and #ISI fingerprints on this.
- #Taliban are moving its fighters closer to the #Tajikistan border. Fighters are also moving to the #Badakhshan province, bordering #Tajikistan.

- #TTP have become so emboldened to expand their operations around #Pakistan, including new waliyats in #Balochistan & #Punjab.
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TTP's New Chapter: Thread
Last year, two smaller groups formerly aligned with the Afghan #Taliban joined #TTP. Led by Mullah Aslam Baloch from Noshki and Mazar #Baloch from #Makran. in 2023, two more smaller groups joined TTP. Today it announced new chapter in #Balochistan Image
This new 'Wilayah' will encompass the Kalat and Makran divisions of #Balochistan. It signifies the establishment of a proper organizational structure, becoming the second administrative unit of #TTP in Balochistan after Wilayah Zhob Makran Division MapKalat Divison Map
Wilayah Zhob, operating in the Pashtun districts of #Balochistan, has been functioning under the command of Sirbakaf Momand. The @PICSSIsb Annual Security Assessment Report 2022 predicted #TTP's expansion plans into non-Pashtun areas of Balochistan. Zhob Division Map
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The #TTP occupation in #Swat is significantly more than is being reported in the domestic media.

Many villages are under TTP control, and search operations have been on-going for more than 5 months.

It is no surprise that the TTP has returned to Swat for us @commandeleven.
For the past 3 years, we have repeatedly informed and warned that the TTP presence was growing and their influence was increasing.

Deaf ears.

We have repeatedly argued against the negotiating table, because it is a sign of weakness.

Why should we negotiate?
The news of Gen. #FaizHameed's deal to hand over parts of #KPK to #TTP, in return for peace for the country - that is accepting defeat and emboldening the enemy.

Is it any surprise that there was a significant uptick in violence from December onwards, when TTP walked away again?
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1/Mega famous Malayali #LULU MALLS are not being set up in #muslim dominated towns of #Kerala, like Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode or Malappuram.  Instead, It goes to Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, now Palakkad, Coimbatore & Bangalore. You know why?
2/ Firstly, he does not want to disturb the business of small shops run by the #Muslims in these Muslim dominated areas.  And by setting up a mall in the land of the 'Kafirs', he can destroy the small businesses owned by the #Kafirs #Hindus.
3/Secondly, he recruits 20,000 employees in a mall.  Of these, 15,000 are muslim youth and

5000 are #Hindu women. Thus 15,000 men interact with 5000 young Kafir (Hindu) girls - potential for “Love Jihad” at its best.  Most of the girls are silent because their job is at stake.
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🚨🎥 ~ Armed clash between Iran & Taliban begins at Nimruz border as tensions escalate over Water dispute. 🏳️⚡️🇮🇷
The border clash of #Iran & #Taliban is still ongoing for over 2 hours now. In this video recorded at a village named Vakil in Nimruz Province of #Afghanistan minutes ago, you can hear the gun firings.
🚨🎥🏳️⚡️🇮🇷 ~ Taliban sending reinforcements to Nimruz border with Iran after intense clashes.
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Border fight erupts between Taliban and Iran
According to local media reports in Nimroz, an armed conflict erupted this morning between Taliban forces and Iranian border guards at the Nimroz border.


#Taliban #Iran…
1. Armed clash between Iran & Taliban begins at Nimruz border as tensions escalate over Water dispute and Iranian farmers entering Afghan territory.
The two nations share a 900-kilometer border, and Iran does not recognize the Taliban government.
#Iran #Taliban
2. The border clash of #Iran & #Taliban was still ongoing on in Nimruz Province of #Afghanistan.
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Friday Fact-Check Overview: 26-05-2023

#russian #Disinformation #Ukraine️ Image
#Eksplozja w #Chmielnickim. Brak dowodów na obecność #amunicji ze zubożonym #uranem

#Rosyjska #propaganda po raz kolejny aktywnie próbuje siać #panikę w #Polsce i krajach #Europy. Narracje te są bardzo chętnie powielane przez liczne konta w mediach społecznościowych. [1/3]
Na ten moment nie ma żadnych dowodów na to, by w #Chmielnickim znajdowały się magazyny, w których składowano #amunicję ze #zubożonym #uranem. Nie zaobserwowano wzrostu #promieniowania ani w #ukraińskim mieście, ani w #Polsce. [2/3]
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THREAD: Re-emergence of TTP in context of fall of Kabul

After the historical return of Afghan Taliban in Afghanistan in 2021, TTP has strengthened its influence and foothold in Afghanistan. To survive #Pakistan’s continuous military operations, #TTP relocated itself to…… Image
In addition to that #TTP seems to acquire modern #American/NATO weapons against Pakistan that foreign forces left in #Afghanistan. Since #Taliban takeover of #Kabul, TTP has claimed to have united 20 plus militant groups from tribal districts. Hundreds of TTP prisoners were also…… ImageImage
Although officially Afghan #Taliban discourages the fighters to join #TTP’s war against Pakistan and Afghan Taliban distances itself from TTP’s terror activities but lower rank Taliban fighters have contributed in TTP’s war against #Pakistan in one way or the other. Taliban…… Image
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Today, the #Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published an evaluation report of its contribution to the Resolute Support mission in #Afghanistan that *pulls no punches.*

I'll string together its primary findings in this THREAD. 1/n Image
(You can find the full report and an executive summary here:…) 2/N
Before the findings, a quick comment: the Dutch MFA produced this report b/c "Dutch contributions to missions under Article 100 of the Dutch Constitution are subject to an obligation to evaluate the deployment after it's been completed"

Wish the US had a similar requirement. 3/n
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NEW | @brian_cartr: The Turkish raid on an alleged ISIS safe house in NW Syria on Apr 28 likely killed an ISIS leader, but not the caliph. Targeting ISIS leadership is helpful, but it fails to address the group’s ability to embed itself within local populations. Read the update…… ImageImageImage
@brian_cartr The #alQaeda and #IslamicState networks in Africa will likely seek to use the #Sudan conflict to improve their position on the continent. Numerous inmates escaped from a prison in #Khartoum city beginning on April 22 amid clashes between Sudan’s two warring factions. Image
@kathryn__tyson: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (#TTP) militants based in #Afghanistan continue to direct TTP activities in #Pakistan-i cities far outside of TTP’s recent attack zones. Image
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Latest #WorldPressFreedomIndex ranked India at 161 amongst 180 countries & placed it behind the likes of Libya, Zimbabwe, #Pakistan and #Afghanistan

A thread exposing reality behind these indices 👇
@thehawkeyex @Starboy2079 @ItsShubhangi @MrSinha_ @AsYouNotWish @bhootnath
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Let's look at different rankings -
-#GlobalHungerIndex: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka are almost bankrupt & yet they're ahead of India
-#WorldHappinessIndex: India ranks lower than Iraq and Pakistan
-#GlobalPeaceIndex: India ranks lower than Palestine and Bangladesh
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-#WorldPressFreedomIndex: India is 9 places below #Afghanistan, where there is NO freedom at all.
This doesn’t even pass an elementary smell test.
Are they trying to say that the Govt of India is worse than #Taliban?
It says a lot about the credibility of such indexes!
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"It is important that the #UnitedStates restores for #Pakistan foreign military financing & foreign military sales which were suspended by the previous administration" Pakistan Amb to the US Masood Khan told @TheWilsonCenter earlier Thursday
#Pakistan Ambassador to the US Khan also calls on #Washington to "revive its role for strategic stability in #SouthAsia"

"We believe a policy of imbalance & disequilibrium is fraught with serious perils"
"#Afghanistan's stability is imperative...1st & foremost for its own ppl who have suffered grievously" per #Pakistan Amb Khan

"It is equally important to stem the surge of terrorism that has viciously attacked Pakistan" since August 2021
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"It is important that the #UnitedStates restores for #Pakistan foreign military financing & foreign military sales which were suspended by the previous administration" Pakistan Amb to the US Masood Khan tells @TheWilsonCenter
#Pakistan Ambassador to the US Shah also calls on #Washington to "revive its role for strategic stability in #SouthAsia"

"We believe a policy of imbalance & disequilibrium is fraught with serious perils"
"#Afghanistan's stability is imperative...1st & foremost for its own ppl who have suffered grievously" per #Pakistan Amb Shah

"It is equally important to stem the surge of terrorism that has viciously attacked Pakistan" since August 2021
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#ISIS-#Khorasan cell leader behind the deadly bombing of #Kabul Airport's Abbey Gate on August 26, 2021 that killed 13 US troops, +170 Afghan civilians killed by the #Taliban, State Department official confirms to @VOANews
#ISIS-#Khorasan cell leader behind the #Abbey Gate bombing "killed in a Taliban operation" per White House spox John Kirby

Kirby descibes the cell leader as "a key ISIS-K official directly involved in plotting operations like Abbey Gate"
Per White House's Kirby, the death of the #ISIS-#Khorasan cell leader "is another in a series of high-profile leadership losses ISIS-K has suffered this year"
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1⃣ #SAT Update ✨

The UN is set to hold an #Afghanistan Envoys meeting with the Secretary-General, shortly.

This will be a one-of-its-kind conference since the takeover of #Kabul in 2021. Recognition of the #Taliban will be on agenda.

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2⃣ The announcement came from UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, while she was speaking at Princeton’s School of Public & International Affairs.

Though exact date was not mentioned, but Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on his Twitter that meeting will convene on May 1 in #Doha. Image
3⃣ Amina Mohammed, in her talk, also mentioned another conference of high value being planned.

It will be hosted by Saudi Arabia & convened by the #OIC. The discussion will be on Women in #Islam. Image
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#Sudan Coup Update - 18th April
1. Taliban’s government calls on #Sudan to immediately stop violence🫡😂 and resolve the differences through dialogue and negotiations😌🫡🤒🥴😂😂😂😂
#SudanCrisis #Sudancoup #Taliban #Afghanistan
(Statement from Zabeehullah Mujahid,…… ImageImage
2. Egypt may respond to the conflict in Sudan by siding with the Sudanese army, - New York Times.
Egypt maintains close ties with the Sudanese army, and several dozen Egyptian soldiers have now been captured by the Sudan Rapid Response Group fighting the government forces," the…… ImageImage
3. Leader of Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Daglo calls on the international community to intervene in Sudan fighting, claiming the country’s armed forces are waging war against civilians. RSF is attempting a coup in the country as rebels clash with the…… Image
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Understanding TTP, Al-Qaeda & TTA 🧵

Al-Qaeda/TTA off shoot of Mujahideen:

Al-Qaeda appeared as an org & it strengthened its roots in Middle East, Central Asia & Africa. It was founded after the end of the Soviet war in 80s by Bin Laden. This was a sunni- salfi jihadist.

TTA was founded by Mullah Omar, a group consisting of 50 Talibs (students) in #Kandahar in 1994. It was a Deobandi Islamic fundamentalist org. Mujahedeen from #Pakistan joined #Taliban movement in #Afghanistan after the Soviet withdrawal.

History of TTP:

#TTP was officially established in Dec 2007 under the leadership of militant commander Baitullah Mehsud.

The group emerged as an alliance of fighters and radicals belonging to diverse backgrounds, tribes and nationalities.

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🧵#Thread |

The #Taliban has repaired some 300 military vehicles and other American equipment left over by the US forces after their exit from #Afghanistan in 2021.

The American forces had destroyed this equipment during their chaotic exit from Afghanistan in 2021.

2/n Aircrew assigned to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, carry their ge
The Taliban said these vehicles include 150 international Kamaz vehicles, 125 Humvee tanks, 2 Humvee tanks, 4 supply trucks, 10 large and small port cliff vehicles and 15 Humvee ambulances.

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#Taliban's intelligence provided details about the identities of the #ISKP members who were killed during raids on 17 March 2023 in 3 locations of #Mazar-e Sharif City:
1. Mawlawi Ziauddin, ex-acting-governor of Khorasan Province (acting-head of the ISKP for Afghanistan), who ...
... was currently in charge of the ISKP courts& justice system. Ziauddin also known as Mawlawi Mohammad, was the number 02 leader of Khorasan Province.
2. Abu Umar Afridi, a leadership council member of the ISKP group.
3. Ustad Salman Tajikistani, an expert of IED making&military
Also, some time ago, operations were conducted in #Faryab province, as a result of which all the members of the Khawarij group, who were involved in the attack on the governor of Balkh province& several other attacks in Balkh, Faryab& Kabul province, were arrested.
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Distract and divert: How Tony Blair screens his role in Iraq War

20 years on, #Blair lashes out at #Putin to divert public attention from the atrocities he was behind in #Iraq, not to mention his role in the #Afghanistan war.
This month, twenty years ago, the #UnitedStates initiated a large military invasion of #Iraq alongside its ally, the #UK, without a @UN mandate and in defiance of some of the biggest demonstrations ever seen in Britain.
It was the start of an eight-year occupation that resulted in the deaths of more than one million Iraqi.
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#Taliban @moiafghanistan's spokesman:
"Today at 11:30 a.m., an explosion occurred at the Shia's Tebyan cultural center in PD2 of Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province.
One guard of the said cultural center was killed&8 people including 5 journalists&3 children were injured n the blast." Image
@avapress, the media outlet of Tebyan Cultural & Social Center, meanwhile reported that 3 people were killed & 30 more wounded in today's #explosion in #Mazar-e Sharif City.
#ISKP group is the main suspect behind today's explosion that targeted a #Shia center connected to #Iran. Image
The head of Tebyan Center, a pro-Iran Shia Afghan @hosseinimazari, in a statement condemned today's attack in Mazar-e Sharif claiming that the cultural&social center "was attacked by terrorists affiliated with #America& its allies, and nearly 40 people were killed and injured." ImageImage
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Happening now: US Senate's Annual Worldwide Threats with:

@ODNIgov Dir Avril Haines
@CIA Dir William Burns
@DefenseIntel Dir LtGen Scott Berrier
@CYBERCOM_DIRNSA Gen Paul Nakasone
@FBI Dir Christopher Wray…
"We are increasingly seeing rising competition in the technology space with authoritarian regimes that are challenging democratic norms at home & around the world," per Senate Intel Committee chair @MarkWarner
#China's communist party "is now a near-peer competitor with the United States in its economy, technology & military capabilities" per @MarkWarner
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On #IWD2023, I share 3 Fact Sheets on #GenderApartheid I wrote w @UMichLaw student Amulya Vadapalli based on

1)What is Gender Apartheid (GA)?
2)Added Value of Apartheid Approach
3) GA in #Afghanistan

Stand w #Afghan Women
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"#GenderApartheid is the systematic segregation of the sexes imposed through law & policy as a governing ideology. In this construct, segregation may be accompanied by the total exclusion of women as in Taliban #Afghanistan, the
paradigmatic example of gender apartheid"
"The apartheid framework highlights the duty of the international community and of other states to take concerted, effective action to terminate the


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