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You can read about key security& political developments in #AFG here. Personal twitter account of an ordinary Afghan (#OSINT Analyst). Retweets ≠ endorsements
Mar 27, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
Questioning the Taliban's claim regarding the killing of Ziauddin, a former acting leader of #ISKP, @TajudenSoroush wrote that according to ex-government officials, he was actually killed on 15 August 2021, while escaping from a prison in Kabul City.
I am going to explain more... The TB claimed killing of ZIAUDDIN, but the name of the former interim leader of #ISKP who was killed during a prison break in Kabul was ZIAULHAQ alias Abu Umar Khorasani.
The story of his killing was published in the 6th issue of the ISKP's Voice of Khorasan magazine, in Pashto.
Mar 26, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
#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
Mar 16, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Beside the usual propaganda against the Taliban& Arab regimes, the latest issue of the #ISKP's Voice of Khorasan magazine in Arabic, include a long article about the #UN & other #NGOs operating in #AFG.
Pro-government PAK religious scholars also condemned by ISKP in the magazine. The article named "the most famous" non governmental organizations currently operating in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime as "CARE International, UNICEF, ICRC, NRC, AKDN, Save the Children..." adding that a big compound of the UN located n the Paktiakot area of Kabul City...
Mar 16, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
In an unverified letter attributed to the Craftsmen& Shopkeepers Chamber of #Parwan, the #women's hair salons in the province are directed to consider some Islamic regulations during their work.
The letter is from CSC but some of its contents seem to be from the Vice& Virtue Dep. "1. Hairdressers should do their job according to the principles of Islam.
2. They should #pray inside the shop after closing the door of the shop during prayer times.
3. Inside the salons, ethical& Islamic issues including observing #Hijab, should be considered.
4. Customers ...
Mar 11, 2023 5 tweets 6 min read
#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
Feb 22, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
A #Pakistani_delegation lead by the country's Defense Minister& include ISI chief, arrived in #Kabul and met with the Taliban's Deputy PM, Mullah Baradar.
"The two sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, trade, regional connectivity&economic cooperation," TB said. The #Taliban in the below statement finally disclosed the actual contents of today's meeting with #PAK officials:
"In the meeting, there was a clear&detailed discussion on the security concerns of both sides, the drone flights over our territory& the activities of the militants."
Feb 12, 2023 6 tweets 4 min read
#Kandahar_Governor Muhammad Yusuf Wafa:
"It is the duty of everyone to #accept& #follow every #order and decree of the #supreme_leader, Sheikh Hebatullah Akhundzada, because we all pledged allegiance to him in hardship& ease."
Wafa seemingly responded to remarks of Haqqani. Wafa:
"We already assumed that if we implement Sharia system, the world will stand against us. Schools& universities are ours, women are ours, but they (international community) are worried about it (women's education). They think we (TB) are their slaves, similar to some others.
Feb 11, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
In his speech in Khost Province, the Taliban's deputy leader& acting minister of interior Khalifa Sirajuddin Haqqani said that "Today, when we are assigned to this service (leading the government), we should see it as a responsibility. We should not make out of 20 years of our...… Image ...#Jihad, a #Mafia, to take privileges from it. These conditions are not tolerable. If yesterday I had one responsibility, today have other. My responsibility today is to bring people closer to me and look at their shortcomings with a reformative view and cover up their wounds."
Jan 30, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
The #Taliban's supreme leader in a meeting with the heads of human resources of the ministries and independent directorates, instructed them to avoid "#nepotism" in all appointments and dismissal of the IEA employees.
The spokesman of TB's ministry of higher education tweeted ... ...the narrated directives of Amir-ul-Mominin, in 4 clips.
TB's leader called on the IEA officials to enforce Sharia, reasoning that the goal of Jihad was #implementation_of_Sharia, not coming to power.
"If you do not rule by Sharia, then your struggle was for power, not Jihad."
Jan 29, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
After 6 days of being offline, the #Taliban's notorious propagandist General #Mobeen tweeted a poem full of #complains& also wrote that he was sick& promised to disclose the truth when he gets better.
"I am not guilty, but this is a punishment for my past services," Mobeen wrote. 2 more tweets from #Mobeen's account:
"I don't have any answer to my mother, so, what will I say to the nation? She is asking why?
I said that I don't know either, but maybe they love me too much."
"I wish I had died before victory (of the #Taliban), so today everyone wouldn't...
Jan 28, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Unverified/unconfirmed... Deputy Governor of #Isfahan, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari:
"An #explosion occurred in one of the military centers affiliated to the Ministry of Defense on Imam Khomeini Street in Isfahan, and there were no casualties."
Jan 27, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
#Taliban #claims are not very true:
1. Single, centralized system: There are two governments, one in Kabul and other in Kandahar, which are not always on the same sheet of music.
2. Perfect security forces: Killing of civilians in check points, use of big IEDs in Kabul during ... ImageImage ...the anti-ISKP operations and destroying entire buildings, extrajudicial killings..., are not indicators of well trained state security forces.
3. Comprehensive Security: The attacks of ISKP against High-Profile targets&increasing level of violent crimes, reject the TB claim...
Jan 9, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
The #Taliban's Director for State-owned @BakhtarNA published a letter attributed to the Ministry of Education, instructing related officials that girls of all ages and grades can go to #Madrassas. "Schools& courses are also open for girls from grade 1 to 6 only."
#girls_education The letter also clarified that students and female teachers of all Community-Based schools from grade 1 to 6, run by NGOs, are allowed to attend their classes.
According to the letter, due to misunderstanding, Madrassas&schools below grade 6 were also closed in some areas of AFG.
Jan 6, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
#ISKP's Al Azaim media released another propaganda booklet titled: "#Taliban: The proxy worriors of the infidels' intelligence agencies".
The 132-pages booklet in Pashto language is focused on condemnation of the Taliban's relations with U.S., Russia, China, India, Iran&Pakistan. ImageImage "Iran&Pakistan, as well as Russia, U.S., China, Uzbekistan&other tyrannical countries are happy with the existence of the #Taliban in power. Only #India is apparently unsatisfied&wants to support #TTP, as under TB's regime due to interference of ISI, she can't achieve its goals." Image
Jan 6, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
The Taliban's acting minister of higher education:
"When a Muslim woman is dishonored in the East of the world, it is the religious duty [Fardh/obligation] of the Muslims even in the West to protect the honor of mentioned woman..We did not create this path of dishonor to women... ...This path was created by a government which was slave of infidels (the republic government). So, if I (#Taliban) keep going on the same path, and don't care if the women are working with NGOs, don't care if they are not observing hijab, don't care if they are going to work,...
Jan 5, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
The latest issue of the IS group's Al Naba weekly is once again dominated by the news of #ISKP's suicide attack on the military section of the Kabul Airport. Beside being the main story on the cover page, the report took 2 other pages of the propaganda magazine. On infographic..., 3 attacks with 52 casualties, have been attributed to the ISKP during the past week, including the above mentioned BBIED attack in Kabul City and two target killings in Peshawar and Bajaur of Khaybar Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.
Jan 5, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
"I swear by Allah, just as I am ready to sacrifice my head in front of my #honor, so I am ready to sacrifice it, in front of the honor of the #daughters of my country. How can you have the honor to distinguish between your honor and the honor of others and want to assure the ... ...survival of the government in exchange for the immorality of the daughters of the country, and refuse the clear orders of Sharia," a quote attributed to the supreme leader of the #Taliban, Hebatullah, and published by the spokesman for the ministry of higher eduation, reads.
Jan 4, 2023 8 tweets 5 min read
#Taliban Spokesman:
"Late today, operations was carried out in Qalacha and Shuhdai Salehin areas of Kabul city on the hideouts of Daesh Kharijites (#ISKP). 7 Kharijites were killed& 7 others were captured alive.
Similarly, 2 Khawarij were captured alive in Nimroz province today." Image A pro-#TB source:
"3 Daesh militants were killed& 2 women& 3 children were captured alive, from a hideout of the group in Qalacha area of Kabul.
Another operation was conducted against a hideout in Shuhadai Salehin area of PD8. 2 #ISKP members were killed& 2 women were arrested." Image
Jan 2, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
#Taliban's spokesman for #Kabul Police HQ:
"Moments ago, in Taimani area of PD4 in Kabul city, #kidnappers tried to abduct an Afghan businessman.
A clash took place between the security forces& kidnappers. As a result, four kidnappers were killed and the businessman was rescued." Image Pro-Taliban sources released a photo, that allegedly showing the rescued businessman in Kabul: Image
Dec 30, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
According to @SaleemKhanSafi, PAK military leadership has decided that all direct #negotiations with #TTP are over. If any kind of negotiation take place, it will be with the AFG Taliban (IEA).
The new policy will be approved by the political leadership in the NSC of the Cabinet. "The decision was made to deal with those who spread terror inside PAK, with iron hands."
Embolded by the AFG Taliban's victory, the TTP increased the tempo of violence in Pakistan.
In 2022, hundreds of PAK security forces were killed in TTP attacks, from Waziristan to Islamabad.
Dec 22, 2022 15 tweets 6 min read
According to a decree of the #Taliban's supreme leader, the #Ulema_Council for #Faryab Province was established with the following structure:
1. Sheikh Hayatullah Halim (Chairman)
2. Mufti Mohammad Hasan (Deputy)
3.Mawlawi Khair Muhammad (Member and Admin/Finance focal point)...

4. Mufti Sayed Najibullah (Member)
5. Mawlawi Abdul Nasser (Member)
6. Mawlawi Makhdoom Hafizullah (Member)
7. Mawlawi Abdul Qahir (Member)
8. Sheikh Sayed Mubasher (Member)
9. Mawlawi Faizullah (Member)
10. Mawlawi Sayed Maruf (Member)
11. Mufti Zia-ur-Rahman Rasikh (Member)...