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This lovely #ISIS gentleman from #Tajikistan just moved to #Afghanistan and invites others to join him.

Tajikistan security folks told me that they are not afraid of #Taliban but are afraid that Taliban pushes #ISIS to their border and ISIS would have no option but to cross it.
(2) at the same time #Tajikistan just repatriate a hundred of #ISIS members from #Kabul (I have access to them). They surrendered to government being overrun by #Taliban…. Yes it is That messed up :)
(3) according to official #Tajikistan information on April 2021 there are 1300 Tajikistan citizens fighting in #Afghanistan (in #Taliban and #ISIS).
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Thread on How #China is luring Nations into #DebtTrap.
Belt and Road Initiative - dubbed the "project of the century" by President Xi Jinping is nothing but China's ambitions plan of using "predatory loans" and "debt traps" to bring nations' under their sphere of influence
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#Montenegro: 270-mile state of the art highway in Serbian capital Belgrade stands incomplete even after 6 six years. Govt can't afford to repay the first installment of China's $1 bn loan and its feared China could seize land in Montenegro to cash in its debts.
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#Kenya : The Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya was halted in 2019 after China withheld funding. Kenya is now said to owe a whopping $9 billion to Beijing in infrastructure loans - and authorities have downplayed suggestions that the Communists could seize the port of Mombasa.
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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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At my count, the #Taliban have captured 30+ districts across #Afghanistan in 48hrs -- 100s of #ANA forces have surrendered & handed over bases, arms depots, weapons & vehicles.

The pace of the #Taliban's advance since the U.S. withdrawal announcement is shocking.
According to @oryxspioenkop, the #ANA has handed over 83 U.S-provided Humvees to the #Taliban in the past 3 days alone.

Over the past 3 weeks: 149 Humvees.

Meaningful numbers of howitzers have been surrendered too.
@oryxspioenkop Since the U.S. withdrawal announcement, the #Taliban has taken control of 75+ districts across #Afghanistan -- that's ~20% of the country.

The most movement has been in the north -- in Faryab & Kunduz, where the #Taliban now enjoy almost unchallenged freedom of movement.
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Today, the House Armed Services Committee held a full hearing for "An Update on #Afghanistan."

Witnesses were ASD David Helvey (OSD) & BGen Matt Trollinger (Joint Staff). It was a *long* hearing. I'll post a summary in this THREAD. 1/n
(If you'd like to watch the whole thing, here's the link: armedservices.house.gov/2021/5/full-co…. Note that what follows aren't quotes, but my paraphrases of their comments). 2/n
Chairman Smith opening remarks: This hearing will focus on key questions, such as: What is the process for US withdrawal from #Afghanistan & what’s our strategy going forward? Also, what our lessons learned from the past 20 years? 3/n
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#BREAKING Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan armies exchange fire on disputed border, at least one dead
#BREAKING Kyrgyzstan says seized Tajik border post during heavy fighting
#UPDATE #Kyrgyzstan's national security committee said Thursday it had "seized" a border post belonging to Central Asian neighbour #Tajikistan during the worst fighting at their disputed border in years u.afp.com/UW4U
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Happening now: @CENTCOM Commander Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, @USAfricaCommand Commander Gen Stephen Townsend & @DeptofDefense Acting UnderSec Amanda Dory testify at the House Armed Services Committee
"In #Afghanistan, our mission has been preventing terrorist groups from using the country to threaten the interests & security of the UnitedStates, our allies & partners" acting Deputy UnderSec Dory tells lawmakers "After 2 decades...we have accomplished that mission"
"We are focused on working closely w/the Afghan gvt & our @NATO allies to responsibly conclude Operation resolute Support in #Afghanistan" per @CENTCOM Commander Gen McKenzie "This is my main effort, at present"
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The numbers of #Zeynabiyoun brigade fighters in #Syria has substantially decreased after #Pakistan crackdown on covert #IRGC recruitment since 2016. Almost a cat & mouse game of busting recruitment cells, chasing new ones & methods of recruitment. /1

#Pakistan probably has been more effective in curbing #IRGC recruitment of fighters for #Syria than #Afghanistan, where officials and lawmakers were more vocal in criticizing #Iranian covert recruitment but not matched by a robust crackdown. /2

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#Israel+#Turkey indirectly helped #Pakistan's crackdown on #IRGC recruitment for #Syria through dozens (possibly hundreds) of strikes on #Zeynabiyoun positions. Pres #Erdogan reportedly informed Pak officials about targeting #Iran's Pak recruits. /3

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#Tajikistan #Dushanbe #Coronavirus #VACCINE #TRAVEL

Tajik authorities under Navrouz Jaffarov, head of the Directorate for Sanitary and Epidemiological Security, Emergency and Urgent Medical Care at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population,
stated in an interview, to allow forwginery to enter the country without a PCR-based test if they have a COVID-19 vaccination.
“Foreign nationals may travel to Tajikistan without a PCR-base test if they have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued more than a month prior to arrival in the country. But if a foreigner was vaccinated 2 or 3 weeks prior to arrival in Tajikistan,
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#Quake felt in New Delhi, #India.
No immediate reports of damage from the strong #quake that shook parts of #India and #Pakistan.
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The Indo-Greeks were on decline & the grounds were fertile for yet another invasion of #India. This time it was the Yuezhi tribe of Gansu from #China. They established the #KushanEmpire.

This #thread is about Kushans & how they became Indianised, unlike later Islam!c invaders.
The Kushans started to establish themselves as a major power around 30 CE with Kujula Kadphises forming a confederacy of various tribes from China.

They adopted Greek as their court language, which was soon replaced by Bactrian, the popular local language.
They also adopted #Buddhism & #Hinduism as their religion. They issued coins with Hindu Gods like Shiva with a trishul & Buddha in Abhaya mudra.

This was unlike the later Islam!c invasions where the invaders would try to obliterate local languages and religions.
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Never 👏 forget 👏 to put 👏 the lions 👏 out 👏 before 👏 bed 👏 Image
This negligent #lion owner, the #Samanid amir Aḥmad Exotic (or Aḥmad ibn Ismāʿīl, as he is also known), features prominently in fragments from an as-yet unknown historical work we are currently working on.
The #Samanid dynasty ruled a large swath of the Islamicate East, including parts of what are now #Iran, #Uzbekistan, #Tajikistan, and #Afghanistan, for much of the 10th century CE.
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Many in civil society have been watching with great alarm the recent blocking by #Azerbaijan #Tajikistan #Turkey of the four senior leaders of @osce @osce_odihr's key #humanrights bodies to remain in their posts, leading to an unprecedented crisis for @osce during a pandemic (..)
One of the top concerns arising from this crisis has been a concern that absent key leaders more repressive @osce member states could push through their long-held desire to muzzle the participation of independent, critical #civilsociety voices in the organization (...)
Indeed, today, an unusually impassioned statement from @usosce @USAmbOSCE echoes that key concern. The statement is dramatically entitled "Saving the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting" osce.usmission.gov/intervention-o… (...)
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such a nice dose of congratulations on my timeline, & i am really grateful, but - & this is genuine - i've enjoyed a privileged platform, & any work i've done as SR only had value because of the input of people much braver & more expert than me.
all the way back to my first UN report in 2015, on #encryption & #anonymity, check out the list of orgs submitting ideas & expertise. freedex.org/encryption-and… that has always been the pattern.
or think about the journalists and defenders and academics and whistleblowers I've met on missions in deeply repressive environments (e.g. #Tajikistan, #Turkey), whose very act of engaging with a UN visitor was/is dangerous.
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Individuals should never be imprisoned for peaceful activism. I urge Central Asian leaders to release prisoners held for these legitimate acts, including cases across #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, #Tajikistan, #Turkmenistan & #Uzbekistan. The #COVID19 prison risk raises the stakes.
Aset Abishev was arrested in Kazakhstan for posts in support of Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan movement. @freedomhouse cited his case as an example of Kazakhstan persecuting opposition parties. He has been punished for expressing concerns about prison conditions & #COVID19.
Maks Bokayev was arrested in Kazakhstan for his work fighting for the environment, expression & against torture. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention was based on his exercise of “freedom of expression & freedom of assembly.” He’s at high #COVID19 risk.
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Quick Thread: Dushanbe still not admitting COVID. I know an American who had pneumonia, got released from hospital when condition improved, but then took turn for the worse. He then tested positive for COVID and ended up back in hospital. Sadly he didn't make it. 1/3
Some politicians across globe irresponsibly downplay virus for political ends, usually with tragic human tolls. Trump and Rahmon are both guilty. But, Xi (and others) are too. 2/3
Public health officials generally are better in voicing gravity of situation. But, it's deeply troubling that #Tajikistan's top medical officials are not able or willing to do so. 3/3
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From #Malaysia to #Indonesia, #Pakistan & #India Everywhere #TablighiJamaat worked as #COVID #ChineseVirus Spreader. Malaysia & Indonesia just banned the congregation & dispersed them out. But In #India Govt tried to remain politically correct and succumbed to #कोरोना_जिहाद ImageImageImageImage
#कोरोना_जिहाद
#CoronaJihad
These are Nations where #TablighiJamat worked as superspreaders
#Malaysia
#Indonesia
#Thailand
#KualaLumpur
#Pakistan
#Brunei
#Tajikistan
#GazaStrip
#Covid19India
Among 800 preachers spread across 50 countries 200 linked with #Wuhan
#COVID Image
#कोरोना_जिहाद
#CoronaJihad
Here below the research paper on #TablighiJamat
they just took the opportunity of #WuhanVirus and utilised it as a weapon against #kafr
#Covid_19india
#COVID
refworld.org/docid/5412ef4d…
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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#Putin #Address Last year at @PISM_Poland I predicted: Kazakh model of... reforms preparing the state for succession could also be used in Russia.... in preparing a special state function for Putin to... to rule other than as president. bit.ly/35X7vhb
@PISM_Poland Key issues: 1. Strenghtening parliament and prime minister 2. Adjusting the role of Security Concil, controling other center of power in key policies 3. Preparing positions for your associates. #Nazarbayev is proud like never (but remeber - he also been inspired by Lee-Kwan Yew)
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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It's noon and here's the scene in the UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press is banned by @AntonioGuterres' @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric and @MelissaFleming. It submitted Qs at 9 am, including on #Cameroon scam; no answers yet - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked: On #Cameroon, since Biya's speech which SG Guterres praised reiterated threats to crush "separatists" & denied any marginalization has taken place, while leaders have been given life sentences, what is the meaning of his praise?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi @NeverAgainGC @Beatriceijang @NjobehPatrick @eatanyi @cameroonvoice @cameroondailyjo @CameroonC ...what is the meaning of Guterres' praise? Who worked on this statement - Francois Lonceny Fall? Rosemary DiCarlo? Had the Biya regime given the UN any heads-up? And again, where is the if-asked information about the #Cameroon UN peacekeepers child rape in #DRC?
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