8am: As the killings of innocent civilians continue in Baghlan, Takhar, and Panjshir provinces, the Taliban rebels shot dead 3 more civilians in Andarab Baghlan province last night after severely torturing them. According to sources, the victims’ names are Hassan, Abdul Ghani, and Mujahid. Sources have confirmed that the victims had no affiliation with the
Tolo News: “More than 130,000 people have been registered and this process will continue. With the completion of registration, the Afghans will see an independent, well-formed and committed military who will provide security and defend the Afghan soil and borders,” said Inayatullah Khwarazami, a spokesman for the MoD. However, the uniform for the new troops
8am: China has allocated five government scholarships to Afghanistan in this new academic year, sources confirm. The source says the scholarships are given to Kandahar, Urozgan, and Helmand Taliban members who are all Pashtuns. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has rejected claims that orders were given to restaurants in Herat to separate male and female patrons. This comes after reports emerged recently that officials from the provincial department of promotion of virtue and prevention of vice visited restaurants and instructed owners to separate
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 13, 2022 PARWAN, Afghanistan — Resistance to the Taliban is flaring up in northeastern Afghanistan, and as reports of deadly fighting increase, so are claims of war crimes against civilians. The fighting is centered in the center and south of Panjshir Province, a traditional hotbed of ethnic Tajik resistance to the
8am: Since the Taliban returned to power, the terror group’s rebels have repeatedly opened irresponsible fire on civilians at their checkpoints in a number of provinces, killing many innocent residents. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Afghanistan faces a budget deficit of 44 billion Afghanis ($501 million) this financial year, the country’s Taliban authorities said on Saturday without clarifying how the gap between expected revenues and planned spending will be met. Click here to read more (external link). Related Economist: The budget for fiscal year 1401 is the smallest budget
8am: Sources in Ghazni province have confirmed that the Taliban have warned employees in some civilian institutions in the province about the consequences of not growing beards and wearing turbans. According to sources, the whole employees should grow beards and wear turbans during their duties hours. Taliban have stated the violators would be expelled from
Tolo News: The market for carpets from the northwestern province of Faryab province has dried up. Sellers of hand-woven carpets are dissatisfied with the decline in sales of hand-made rugs in the province. After the political change in the country, the lack of a market for weavers has affected them. Click here to read more