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JUST IN: #BNNAfghanistan Reports.

A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday the shelling by Dutch soldiers in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province in 2007 was illegal. The court further added that the Netherlands should provide compensation to the victims. Image
A report by a war veteran questioning the legitimacy of this action in the Chora valley led the Dutch Defence Ministry to ask prosecutors to investigate this fatal bombing incident, two years ago. #crime #Politics #Uruzgan #bombing #Afghanistan #Netherlands
The court in The Hague said in a statement on the matter said, “the Netherlands was responsible for the shelling of the houses. It was known these houses were inhabited by civilians...
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More new #appointments of the #Taliban (based on the decree of the supreme leader of the group) are as follow:
- Ex-Deputy Minister of Technology and Logistics for the Ministry of Defense, Mawlawi Attaullah Omari, appointed as acting #Minister of Agriculture and Livestock.
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- Former Acting Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mawlawi Abdul Rahman Rashid, as deputy minister of Refugee Affairs of the Ministry of Refugees.
- Mullah Abdul #Qayyum_Zakir (deputy minister of defense) as the general military commander of Panjsher and Andrab (Baghlan).
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20 november 2020 doet @trouw journalist @arjenvanderziel nav de mogelijke oorlogsmisdaden van Australische special forces een oproep aan #Uruzgan #Veteranen, zich te melden met met gelijksoortige verhalen 🪡
23 december 2020 presenteert hij trots zijn artikel met #Veteraan Servie Hölzken in @Trouw over de oud-militair die claimt op onschuldige burgers geschoten te hebben 🪡

Al snel kreeg ik berichten van jongens die met hem gewerkt hebben in #Uruzgan en geschokt waren over zijn claims. "Hij herinnerd zich wel vaker dingen anders dan ons" werd mij verteld. Ik heb hun dan ook geadviseerd om met het @NLVi_Doorn contact op te nemen 🪡
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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
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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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#Nangarhar Governor Office:
Scores of Ahl-e-Hadith scholars pledged allegiance to #IEA in Nangarhar today.
"We are not in favor of revenge& violence. Anyone can live peacefully under the Islamic Emirate of #AFG using the #amnesty announced by the IEA," Nangarhar governor said.
This comes as extrajudicial killings continue in Nangarhar, mainly in Jalalabad City.
Last night a religious scholar teaching at a local Madrassa was shot killed in Qasaba area of Jalalabad.
Meanwhile, two young men were found dead today morning near the ring road in Jalalabad.
There are also UNCONFIRMED reports about #ISKP flags in Dehraud District of #Uruzgan (see the below tweet).
Note: No ISKP activity was reported in Uruzgan Province since the official announcement of the IS offshoot in Afghanistan, in January 2015.
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1888-1893: how did the Hazara Genocide happend?

According to historian, #Hazarajat was often deemed as a semi-independent region. By 1891, apart from #Uruzgan (then Hazara dominated) every Hazarajat region was forced to pay heavy taxes to Abdul Rahman Khan.

#HazaraBlackDay
Between 1880 and 1891, king Abdul Rahman Khan not only increased the already exorbitant taxes but introduced new ones throughout #Hazarajat, except Uruzgan which the mirs and khans of Hazara refused according to some accounts.
The introduction triple taxing Hazaras co-incided with the fact #Mohammadzai branch of Durranis (ruling elites) in #Kabul were receiving annual allowances from the Emir as partners of the state (i. e. sharik-e dawlat).
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I am going to share some findings of @NamaKadrie about the history of the Hazaras in this thread. This may help you in understanding the current situation in Afghanistan a bit better.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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I am going to share some findings of @KadrieNama about the history of the Hazaras in this thread.
1. "In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood.
2. "In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan.
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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 [nyti.ms/3m0S5Ef] 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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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.

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@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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International Affairs /1-1
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Myanmar's Generals
Run A Nearly Sanction-Proof
BUSINESS EMPIRE
Long Before Seizing Control
Of The Streets
by @oanhha @jwf825
& Khine Lin Kyaw
MAY 11, 2021
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International Affairs /1-2
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
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largest city : #Yangon
ETHNICS
- #Bamar 68%
- #Shan 9%
RELIGIONS
- #Buddhism 88%
- #Christianity 6.2%
- #Islam 4.3%
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
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International Affairs /1-3
#Myanmar #Burma 🇲🇲
ECONOMY
- GDP (PPP) : US$355 B
Per capita : US$6.7 K
- #InformalEconomy :
one of the biggest in the world
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#Rubies 90% of world's
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- #Tourism
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In analysing the history of #Afghanistan, scholars and historians often assessed the independence and autonomy of a given region based on their ability to resist an imposition of tax. Paying levies was therefore the way power-relations and supremacy was understood. 5/N.K.
In this sense, the #Hazarajat as a whole was what scholars often deemed as a “semi-independent” region. By 1891, aside from #Uruzgan, every other region (14 districts) of the #Hazarajat paid taxes to Abdur Rahman Khan. 6/N.K.
Most regions throughout the #Hazarajat were headed by ‘mirs’ or ‘khans’ and a system of feudalism operated throughout this sphere. 7/N.K.
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