Ariana: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said on Tuesday the US government was still dealing with the issue of Afghan helicopters parked in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan but indicated the aircraft would not be returned to Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference, Kirby said: “We’re still working out the — the disposition of — of those helicopters.
8am: Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, people have heard less about the Covid-19 casualties. Upon their arrival in Kabul, Taliban officials announced: “with the rise of the Mujahideen, the coronavirus has been eradicated in the country.” But that does not seem to be the case, and some countries around the world are shocked
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 19, 2022 The Taliban’s acting prime minister asked the global community Wednesday to grant legitimacy to Afghanistan’s new government, insisting it has met all conditions required for the official recognition. Mohammad Hassan Akhund spoke at a conference in Kabul where his interim administration convened to discuss massive economic upheavals facing
8am: Local sources in Panjshir province say a Taliban Ranger vehicle was targeted by a magnetic mine in the province. In an interview with Hasht-e Subh, Sibghatullah Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Resistance Front, claimed that seven Taliban members had been killed and several others wounded in the blast. Click here to read more (external
8am: Tahir, a commander of the former government’s popular uprising forces has been arrested after beating in the Kalfagan district of Takhar, according to local sources. The commander’s family members say he believed in the Taliban general amnesty and had returned to normal life. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Some Hizb ut-Tahrir members have been arrested by the Taliban’s Intelligence Department in Takhar province, according to local sources. “They were arrested on charges of membership to the Hizb ut-Tahrir party, preaching, and paving the ground for (ISKP) group,” a Taliban security source told Hasht-e Subh. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 18, 2022 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The outlawed Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Tuesday for a rare overnight attack in Islamabad that killed a police officer and wounded two others. Police officials said two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near one of the city’s busy markets late on
Press TV January 17, 2022 Iranian government authorities have allowed transportation of diesel to Afghanistan through the Iranian territory amid a shortage of the fuel in the neighboring country. Iran’s former trade attaché to Afghanistan Mehdi Javanmard said on Monday that the government had agreed to a request from Afghan authorities to allow the transit
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 17, 2022 Taliban leaders are attempting to institutionalize large-scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against Afghan women and girls, a group of 36 UN human rights experts warned in a statement on January 17. The experts said an array of restrictive steps that have been introduced since the Taliban’s takeover of
Tolo News: The commander of the Al-Fatha corps in northern Afghanistan, Ataullah Omari, said that the newly deployed forces are professionally trained. The commander denied reports about the presence of Daesh fighters in the province and warned that they would prevent any attacks. Click here to read more (external link).