8am: In the 2023 pilgrimage season, social media featured numerous images of Taliban leaders, suggesting that thousands of their members had simultaneously journeyed to Mecca. Recent discoveries from the western part of the country, as reported by Hasht-e Subh Daily, indicate that hundreds of Taliban members performed the pilgrimage without following the usual selection process
8am: In a recent incident, Taliban fighters carried out a violent attack in Ghor Province, brutally assaulting several residents and setting their motorcycles ablaze, as reported by local sources. One local resident, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed that the Taliban fighters had been personally gathering yam plants from the mountains and profiting from their
8am: Meanwhile, some residents of northern Kabul provinces accuse the Taliban of “extortion” for detaining both non-military individuals and former government military personnel. According to sources, the Taliban primarily detain these individuals to obtain “money and weapons” but release them after the “ransom” is paid. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Shamsuddin Hemayoun, the governor of the Yangi Qala district in Takhar province, stands accused of manipulating a substantial quantity of humanitarian aid, including approximately 160 bags of chemical fertilizers and improved wheat. This aid was generously provided by the “Swedish Committee for Afghanistan” to cater to the needs of vulnerable locals and struggling farmers
8am: Amidst the widespread exposure of moral corruption within Taliban leadership, sources report instances of extensive administrative and moral misconduct by municipal officials associated with the group in certain provinces and districts. According to information, the Taliban-appointed mayor in Sar-e pol province was arrested during the current year due to bribery allegations. He was apprehended
8am: In a Taliban-ruled class-based society, suffering, death, hunger, and catastrophe are intensified compared to other societies. Ethnopolitics exacerbates the existing injustices, rendering those unrelated to the Taliban’s favored tribe more vulnerable than their Taliban-affiliated counterparts. Consequently, the Taliban’s notion of justice is not only marred by its inherent defects but is also deeply entrenched
8am: A report prepared for the United States government has revealed the infiltration and control of “terrorists” in humanitarian aid efforts in Afghanistan. According to the report, the Taliban have systematically and purposefully infiltrated international aid agencies in Afghanistan. The Taliban view international aid as a source of income, and aid organizations have lost their
8am: Local sources in Faryab report that Damullah Mohebbullah Mowaffaq, the Taliban-appointed mayor of Maimana, the capital city of the province, has been detained by the group’s intelligence agency on allegations of illegally selling government and private lands. Meanwhile, Mawlawi Rayhan, the former mayor of the Taliban in Ebak city, the center of Samangan Province,
8am: Furthermore, the Taliban have ordered a foreign healthcare organization in Zabul province to halt its operations. Previously, at least 15 aid organizations had suspended their activities in Daikundi province due to the Taliban’s extortion demands. All foreign organizations are now mandated to cease their educational projects entirely and surrender their equipment to the Taliban.
8am: The Afghanistan Oil and Gas Corporation (AOGC), a state-owned institution, plays a crucial role in the country’s energy sector, encompassing the transportation, procurement, supply, storage, and distribution of petroleum and gas products in adherence to both national and international standards. The corporation’s charter mandates that it be led by competent, professional, and experienced individuals,