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2016 | This #silver rhyton discovered at #Deylaman, Northern #Iran. The inscription as well as leading art #historians identify the #artefact as representing #Durga #Mahishasuramardini

Interestingly, it gives new insights into the high-quality production of silver icons
Its provenance is taken to be in Eastern #Afghanistan It was looted during the #Arab #Muslim raids on #Shahi and #Zunbil kingdoms of South Eastern Afghanistan in the latter half of seventh century. Its provenance beyond the #Hindu Kush is not surprising as #archaeology attests to
Its provenance is taken to be in Eastern #Afghanistan It was looted during the #Arab #Muslim raids on #Shahi and #Zunbil kingdoms of South Eastern Afghanistan in the latter half of seventh century. Its provenance beyond the #Hindu Kush is not surprising as #archaeology attests to
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Taliban sources reporting that popular Taliban commander Pir Agha, who played a central role in Taliban's war against ISKP, has been killed in a traffic accident in Ghazni. #Afghanistan ImageImageImage
Visual confirmation:

Taliban commander Pir Agha is dead. Last picture is from the site of the traffic accident in Ghazni where he was killed when his vehicle overturned. #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
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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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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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The #Taliban claimed to have taken Lashkar Gar, Helmand's capital, earlier this morning, and that's either true or soon will be; now this. Two provincial capitals down already today, 15 overall. #Afghanistan
#Taliban are in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province; it is either overrun or very nearly. Third provincial capital to fall today, 16th in total.
It was expected that Tarinkot, the capital of the Uruzgan province, would fall today and the governor now says he was asked by tribal leaders not to fight the Taliban so as not to destroy the city. If and when that will be the 4th today and 17th overall.
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#Taliban have captured 10 provincial capitals:

1. Zaranj (Nimruz province), 6 Aug
2. Sheberghan (Jawzjan), 7 Aug
3-5. Sar-i-Pul, Kunduz, and Taluqan (Takhar), 8 Aug
6. Aybak (Samangan), 9 Aug
7-9. Pul-i-Khumri (Baghlan), Farah, Faizabad (Badakhshan), 10 Aug
10. Ghazni, 12 Aug
Fairly visible on this map [] the main holdouts are the Hazarajat, some areas surrounding Kabul, and parts of Balkh province around Mazar-i-Sharif.

Herat in the west, and Kandahar and Lashkar Gah (Helmand) in the south, do not seem likely to hold for long. Image
One provincial capital has fallen in #Afghanistan already today; unwise to bet against a second going down and maybe three. By the end of the week and surely by the end of next, half or more of the 34 provincial capitals will be gone, de facto the whole north, west, and south.
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#BREAKING :The last remaining #ANDSF and commandos base (PRT) in #Ghazni capital also surrendered... Image
Ghazni PRT
Ghazni PRT
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Catastrophic 72hrs for #Afghanistan, as the #Taliban capture 5 provincial capitals -- taking military bases, airports, emptying prisons etc.

The U.S. (then NATO) withdrawal is clearly an utter disaster, but that ship has sailed -- muted response from #Washington says everything.
#Taliban control in #Afghanistan:

Mid-April: 77 districts:
Early-August: 229 districts

Nearly 50% of provincial capitals are now under #Taliban threat.

(via @LongWarJournal) ImageImage
@LongWarJournal NEW -- Early reports emerging that the #Taliban may have just captured its 6th provincial capital in 4 days: #Aybak, in #Samangan.
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Visual confirmation, the #Taliban captured the #Kunduz police HQ and probably most of the city.
Most police cars are still in their hangars, so partially German army-trained staff likely left without a fight.
cc @akk @bundeswehrInfo
#Afghanistan Image
@akk @bundeswehrInfo This gives a better picture of the police vehicles, seemingly all still in place without a single police man defending the station ...
#Kunduz #Afghanistan ImageImageImageImage
@akk @bundeswehrInfo #NewsMap
Beside #Kunduz city with its almost 300.000 inhabitants, also Sar-e-Pol city with its 51.000 inhabitants was captured by the #Taliban yesterday.
Geolocation of a video from the center of the city, released today by the islamists.
#Afghanistan Image
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#Afghanistan forces plan a counteroffensive in the northern provinces after losing ground to the #Taliban.

National security adviser Hamdullah Mohib told RIA that government forces had not expected the Taliban offensive but would "absolutely, definitely" counterattack
#Tajikistan border guard service said that more than 1,000 Afghan security personnel fled across the border on Sunday following Taliban advances in northern Afghanistan
#BREAKING US military says it has completed more than 90 percent of the withdrawal from #Afghanistan
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International Affairs /1-1
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- Area : 676.5K km²
- Population : 53.6 M
- Capital : #Naypyidaw
largest city : #Yangon
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
#Burmese Image
International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
- Rich in precious stones :
#Rubies 90% of world's
#Sapphires #Pearls #Jade
- #Tourism
- #Agriculture Image
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NEW: Local officials say #Taliban were killed in the #Afghanistan-led operation in #Ghazni province that killed senior #alQaida official Abu Muhsin al-Masri
“A #Taliban commander, Emran Hanzalah, & few other fighters were killed,” Vahidullah Jumah Zada, a spokesperson for the governor of Ghazni province,
told @VOADariAfghan
“Such kind of people are seen a lot in Qarah Bagh, Andar, and Giru districts,” Esmatullah Jamoradwal, a member of #Ghazni’s Provincial Council, told @VOADariAfghan “They speak Urdu, Arabic and other languages”
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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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Iran report: Michael D’ Andrea, the head of US intelligence operations against #Iraq, #Iran and #Afghanistan, and responsible for the murder of General #Soleimani , has been killed in the #Taliban's shoot-down of a US military plane in #Ghazni.… Image
Pakistani report: US says nothing, local media say 83 killed.…
Press TV update: the #Taliban say they have repelled two attempts by US-led Afghan forces to reach the site of the crashed US plane (Bombardier E-11A) in #Ghazni province.…
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We have been monitoring reports of an #Afghan state owned aircraft crashing in the #Ghazni province. We are going to report it as RUMINT for now. Ariana Afghan Airlines has denied reports that the aircraft has gone down while other news site say otherwise.

RUMINT: Some reports coming out of a foreign aircraft (some say US owned) going down near Afghanistan. This is an UNCONFIRMED photo of the site.
Body of 2 foreigners were extracted from the plane. Some are guessing a Bombardier private jet but it looks oddly Russian. I have seen the tail section before and i am trying to remember what aircraft has it.

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2019 presidential #elections in #Afghanistan
IEC Launches Voter Registration Process…

“The voter registration sites will remain open from 7 am until 4 pm and the process will end on June 28th,” said Hawa Alam Nuristani, the chairwoman of IEC.
Presidential Candidates Reject Negotiating in ARG…

Presidential candidates are not ready to negotiate with President Ghani on the circumstances of his tenure extension in the Presidential Palace (ARG).
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30,000 #Afghan Police Officers, on Front Line of War, Are Denied Pay. #Afghanistan…
#Ghazni Police Chief Reports 1,100 Ghost Soldiers in Police Ranks. #Afghanistan…
Why #Kabul CCTVs cannot prevent attackers? There are only 150 CCTVs which cover only 20 per cent of Kabul city. #Afghanistan…
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The first contribution of Brahmins to the #Hindu National Pride was this #Brahmin ‘s reply to the 1st known foreign invaders, the Greeks(they called him ‘Dandamis’) on being threatened to be beheaded on his refusal to meet Alexander.
“Alexander has’nt yet seen other bank of Vyas
If he successfully faces brave🇮🇳states beyond & yonder still
the powerful empire of Magadh,
yet remain alive,I shall consider.
He may behead me but can’t kill my soul”

Plutarch gives full text of this #Brahmin ‘s fearless reply
Alexander realized, #Brahmins exerted powerful influences upon the governments of🇮🇳Republics,
that tongues of these fearless Brahmins were sharper than Khatriya swords.

Before beheading one he asked,
why he instigated a certain-ruler against him & came the reply👇🏻
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