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Following Islamic terror at #Kabul, the @HMOIndia has granted e-visas to over 100 Sikhs in Afghanistan.

Many Afghan Sikhs refuse to board 🇮🇳 Flights sent for evacuation after #Taliban takeover, they wanted 🇬🇧 🇨🇦 asylum which never happened & now after blast they are coming to 🇮🇳
Alongside Muslims many Sikhs attacked Modi Govt for CAA which has granted thousands of visas to Sikh, Hindus refugees from Islamic states. So I don’t understand why oppose something you desperately need & support who are slaughtering you?
Khalsa Aid which boasts of Langars & Khalistanis who threaten to take over Indian Punjab by force haven’t spent a penny to take these desperate Sikhs to their countries 🇬🇧 or 🇨🇦. Time & again Hindus are the ones who have protected and saved them. Modi has done a lot recently.
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Bitter Facts:
- #Ahmed Shah #Massoud gave safe passage to #USSR invading troops into #Afghanistan in exchange for money.
- #ASM had a major role in the bombing of #Kabul during civil war.
- ASM used #opium to fund his fight against #Taliban, dubbed by US gov as druglord
- #ASM kept asking #CIA for weapons and endorsement of his resistance and then settled for being paid for spying on Bin Laden.

No, these facts can’t be countered by listing what Hekmatyar did. Everyone seems to remember that. This is to counter selective readings of history.
I refuse to engage in these arguments most of the time because it generates more hate than solve much but it’s important to not be unjust to history. You don’t see me cursing or cussing at him. He was an imperfect figure as are most that #Afghanistan has had.
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What people don't understand about military political operations & weapons support.Simply destroying the adversary army, conducting regime change, killing the leadership & installing a puppet, as well as even creating an army to support your new regime. WONT WORK. IS NOT ENOUGH/1 Image
Because we have seen the #Americans do this
MANY TIMES. And it does not work. #Vietnam for 15 years & tens of billions invested to prop up a failed govt. In #Iraq, destroyed #Saddam's army, installed the puppet government, trained a new army were there for nearly 20 years /2 Image
the #US have disbanded the republican guard, the military, rearmed the #Iraqis with #US weapons.The #CIA had infiltrated and cleansed the politicians. They invested billions of dollars...And guess what...It all belongs to #Iran now...Another example, #Afghanistan, #USA goes in/3 Image
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Current state of the #Taliban

Taliban has consolidated control over #Afghanistan, per @UN report released on Friday

41 UN sanctioned individuals are in the cabinet & sr level positions
#Taliban "have favored loyalty & seniority over competence, & their decision-making has been opaque & inconsistent" per @UN report

"Various Taliban factions are maneuvering for advantage, with the #Haqqani Network the most successful & influential among them"
Some fissures may be emerging within the #Taliban

"The pro-Pashtun bias evident in the composition of the de facto authorities & poor treatment of #Tajik & #Uzbek Taliban runs the risk of provoking defections from those quarters" per @UN member state intel
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UN Report: The foremost division within the #Taliban is between moderate & hardline blocs. The moderate bloc consists of Mullah Baradar, Abbas Stanekzai, Padshah Khan & Shahabuddin Delawar who believe the Taliban must integrate with foreign partners.…
The hardline bloc consists of Hassan Akhund and other senior leaders from #Kandahar. It takes a more ideological view of jihad and sharia, with less emphasis on international relations. Haqqani Network is independent from either bloc, closer to the hardliners but pragmatic.
#Kandahari (Durrani) #Taliban are in the ascendancy among the Taliban’s leadership. This hierarchy has taken shape at the expense of non-Pashtun groups within the Taliban.
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1/5 - Senior Pak military officer s finetuning peace agreement wth leadership of da banned Tehrik-e-Taliban aka #TTP aka #PakistaniTaliban n Kabul. Efforts on 2 arrange a face-2-face meeting between the top military officer & #TTP chief Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud
#Pakistan_TTP_Talks - Points agreed:
2/5 - Release of #TTP prisoners; 60% military withdrawal from tribal areas; No implementation of the “un-Islamic” articles of the constitution on #TTP; Implementation of Nizam-e-Adl in Malakand; Withdrawal of cases against #TTP leadership
#Pakistan_TTP_Talks - Points being discussed:
3/5 - #TTP return to the tribal areas with its existing organizational structure and arms/weapons; End to #FATA merger in #KhyberPakhtunkhwa; End to #drone strikes; Complete military withdrawal;
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#ISKP claimed responsibility for today's #explosion in #Kabul:
"Several #Taliban, incl. their commanders, were killed& wounded in a martyrdom bombing that targeted a gathering of them in the capital Kabul."
ISKP said that Shahram Mowahid, a suicide bomber, carried out the attack.
On Sunday, an ISKP fighter managed to reach a large hotel where the Taliban were holding a “memorial” ceremony for its former leader, Akhtar Mansour, near Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul.
The martyrdom fighter managed to penetrate all the security barriers installed by the TB ...
...around the area& then detonated his explosive belt among the TB, which resulted in the killing and wounding of a number of them and the destruction and damage of 5 vehicles.
According to Amaq, this was a "high-level ceremony" attended by the most prominent leaders of the TB."
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reading #Afghanistan stuff (2), a theatre critics column (in german):
"Heute begründet die grüne Außenministerin mit Tränen in den Augen die Aufnahme von fast 110.000 Flüchtlingen aus der Ukraine damit, dass es sich um kriegstraumatisierte Kinder und Mütter handele. »Dies... 2/5
2/5 ... kann nur der Anfang sein«, sagte sie in Moldau. Und in New York vor den UN begann sie ihre Rede mit einem Kind, das im U-Bahn-Schacht zur Welt kam und Mia heißt, »es geht um Mia«. Während #Moria brannte und die Kinder im Schlamm ertranken, genehmigten die Grünen... 3/5
3/5 ... [als mitgl. von landesregierungen, d.tweep] Abschiebeflüge nach #Afghanistan. Keine paar Wochen später fiel #Kabul und Menschen hängten sich vor Verzweiflung an startende Flugzeuge. Die fast personengleiche SPD von damals, die vor zwei Jahren namentlich gegen die ... 4/5
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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.…
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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Several #Taliban were wounded in an #explosion against their vehicle in PD17 of #Kabul City, today.
The area is home for both, urban network of ISKP and NRF.
Kabul Police Spokesman, @khalidzadran01, confirmed to @pajhwok, that at least two civilians were injured in a roadside bomb blast in Kotal-e Khair Khana area, in PD11 of #Kabul City.
The area where the #explosion happened, is the border between PD11& PD17.
Pro-NRF social media accounts claimed responsibility for today's explosion in Kabul but there is no official statement from the NRF yet.
I can't confirm that the photo with burning vehicle, shared by some media outlets, showing today explosion's scene. Image
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⚠️⚠️We need your attention to one of the child campaigns organized by @87films!

As many families live together in peace with their families and friends today, families in Afghanistan are praying day and night not to lose their children due to malnutrition. (1/3) Image
The number of malnourished children is rapidly increasing, and children are the primary victims of this unprecedented crisis.
We ask everyone reading this to donate (any amount can make a difference) or share the link widely with their community and those who can contribute. 2/3
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On March 8, a little girl named Asra was filmed cold and trembling in a slurry of muddy snow, crying on a street corner in Kabul, Afg
The heartbreaking clip soon went viral, grabbing the attention of Aseel donor Francesca, who couldn't bear seeing a child suffering to that extent Image
In response, we sent volunteers searching for Asra near the video location. Our volunteer team continually searched and posted about her on social media for over a month to no avail until finally, this week, we tracked her down with help from Maki Ahmadi (who posted the clip).
Asra lives in a tiny dwelling with her family in Kabul. They were displaced from Mazar after the political shift in the country. Asra's father is sick and unable to support the family, leaving Asra the sole breadwinner. Their living condition is beyond heart-wrenching.
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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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The #Khanaqa of Mawlawi Sikandar, was targeted in today's #explosion in Imam Sahib District of #Kunduz Province.
Dozens of worshipers were killed and wounded in the explosion.
Khanaqa is a Sufi gathering or worship place.
#Taliban spokesman:
"A blast took place in a mosque in #Kunduz's Imam Sahib district.
33 civilians, including children, were martyred and 43 others were wounded.
We condemn this crime, wish the martyrs a paradise and the wounded a speedy recovery."
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#Explosions reported in #Kabul, #Nangarhar, #Balkh& #Kunduz today.
In Mazar-e Sharif City, a #Shia worship place was targeted. In Kunduz, according to @bsarwary's sources, an aid distribution site was the target. Explosions n other provinces were not as deadly as the 2 mentioned.
According to @aamajnews24, 31 people were killed& 87 more wounded in the #Shia mosque #explosion in #Mazar-e Sharif today.
#Taliban downplaying the threat of ISKP, but the group was behind several deadly attacks in Afghanistan, since the Taliban took over the government in Kabul. Image
Spinghar News meanwhile reported about the explosions in Kunduz& Nangarhar.
In Kunduz, at least 4 people were killed& more than a dozen wounded.
In Khogyani District of #Nangarhar, 4 #Taliban were reportedly killed& one more wounded as a result of explosion against their vehicle. ImageImage
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3 blasts in Shi'ite neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi of Kabul, Afghanistan this morning. First blast targeted a private education center & two others target Abdurahim Shahid High School. Initial reports suggest over 20 deaths. Developing. ImageImage
Death toll being updated to 30 which includes several schoolchildren. #Kabul

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Vor Kurzem waren wir mit Hilfsgütern in Polen. Aus #Belaurs und der #Ukraine kommen dort Menschen an, die vor #Krieg und Verfolgung fliehen. Die Diskrepanz, wie mit ihnen umgegangen wird, ist kaum auszuhalten. Lest hier den Bericht. Ein Thread 🧵[1/7]
Mit einem LKW voller #Hilfsgüter waren wir in #Cieszanów, polnische Grenzstadt zur #Ukraine. Hier geben polnische Soldaten Kindern ihre Jacke, damit sie nicht frieren. Dann: Weiterfahrt 200km nördlich an die belarussische Grenze. Dort prügeln Soldaten #Flüchtende zurück [2/7]
Vor einem halben Jahr waren die Menschen dort noch in den Schlagzeilen: Helfer:innen brachten Decken und Jacken, Journalist:innen berichteten, Rechtsanwält:innen sorgten für Zugang zum Recht. Ein Schutzschild für Menschen auf der #Flucht. Heute fehlt dieser Schutz [3/7]
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HAPPENING NOW: @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie & @USAfricaCommand Cmdr Gen Stephen Townsend testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee

Chairman @SenJackReed opens up talking abt #Iran missile strike in #Irbil #Iraq...
Intro remarks from ranking member @JimInhofe

"#Iran is the foremost threat" in the @CENTCOM region, he says

"Our partners increasingly doubt America's resolve" he adds, blaming what he calls "Pres. Biden's misguided policies"
"The threat posed by #Iran is graver than ever" @CENTCOM's Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie warns in his opening remarks

"#Russia's invasion of #Ukraine moreover has violently demonstrated its willful disregard for int'l norms just have we have seen thru Russia's actions in #Syria
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International Women’s Day #IWD is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, & political achievements of women around the world.
But today, my heart aches for the women of my homeland who've had their achievements of the last two decades taken away from them overnight.
20 years ago, one of the reasons the US invaded Afghanistan was to ‘liberate’ its women from the oppression & tyranny of the Taliban.

They were sold a dream of freedom & liberty to choose their own destiny & they worked excruciatingly hard to make that dream a reality. 2/7
From politics to sports, technology, arts, business, education, community, the progress of the women of Afghanistan has been nothing short of phenomenal.
But they were betrayed.
20 years later, they were sold back to their oppressors & left utterly alone with a broken dream. 3/7
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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."…
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#Taliban spokesman Z. Mujahid:
During the house-to-house #search_operations in #Kabul, in the last two days, 9 #kidnappers, 6 suspected #ISKP members& 53 #robbers have been #arrested and 441 #weapons, including Kalashnikovs, Krinkovs, Kalkovs, M16, M4, RPG, PKM, Dehshka...seized.
The achievements Taliban claimed, include seizing of 36 IEDs, including MIEDs, and 13 Metric Tons of explosives.
Interestingly, the seized weapons included 44 RPG launchers (with 85 RPG rounds) and 107 large-calibre (82 mm) artilleries.
Also 42 signal jammers&dozens of Radios...
On Sunday morning, the #Taliban searched our house in #Kabul. No Imam (prayer leader) or Wakil-e Guzar accompanied the Taliban, but as it was house-to-house #search in the entire street, it is clear that those two couldn't go to each house.
Three TB for ca. 30 minutes searched...
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"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 @KyivIndependent recently did a spotlight on many different charities across #Ukraine."

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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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