Akmal Dawi VOA News November 22, 2022 The explosion at Kaaj educational center in Kabul was so powerful that it lifted 17-year-old Fatima Amiri off the ground before thrusting her slim body several meters away. “I did not faint,” Amiri told VOA over the phone from her home in Kabul. “I ran to a nearby
Aamaj: Head of people’s unity party, Mohammad Mohaqiq, said that the residents of 17 villages have been evicted by Taliban in Ghor and Daykundi provinces. Before that people were evicted in Ghazni and Takhar by nomads while Taliban supported them. Click here to read more (external link).
The Emory Wheel: Hazaras are a religious and ethnic minority; Hazara Afghans predominately practice the Shi’a sect of Islam, while most of Afghanistan’s other ethnic groups follow the Sunni sect. As such, Hazaras find themselves excluded from general civil society and are particularly vulnerable to discrimination along ethnic and religious lines. According to Hamkar, many
8am: In continuation of the Taliban’s recent anti-Persian initiatives, the group has removed the word “Danishgah = University” from the Signboard of Herat University in Herat province. On Wednesday, September 28, local sources talking to Hasht-e Subh said that the Taliban group has installed a new signboard with the Pashtu version of “Herat Pohantoon =
8am: According to sources, the Taliban group launched this search operation on Friday night in the areas of Rastaqabad, Sardawra, Karte Faizabad and University Alley. Sources have added that the Taliban have searched only the Tajik areas of this city with ethnic segregation. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Local sources in Samangan report that the acting Taliban governor in this province illegally appoints his secretary as the caretaker of the province instead of the deputy governor in his absence. Sources add that this behavior of the Taliban governor shows his distrust towards the non-Pashtun Taliban-affiliated members in Samangan province. Click here to
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi July 2, 2022 The grand meeting in Kabul of more than 4,000 male clerics and tribal leaders ended on July 2 with a declaration of support for Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and calls on the international community to recognize the country’s as-of-yet unrecognized government. The three-day “grand assembly of ulema,” or religious scholars,
8am: A well-known local source in Faryab province told Hasht-e Subh on the condition of anonymity that the Taliban were removing non-Pashtuns who head government institutions and replacing them with Pashtun affiliates. Referring to the arrest of Mawlawi Aref, an Uzbek commander in charge of the Aqina railway port, the source said that the Taliban
8am: Ghazni is one of the provinces where international aid has flowed during the past recent months, but the Taliban have discriminately prevented it from being distributed and granted to deserving segment of the society. According to reports, no aid has been distributed in the four districts of Ghazni province where Hazara people live. This
8am: After seizing power in August 2021, the Taliban has slowly and steadily begun to purge non-Pashtun commanders off its ranks. So far, several Uzbek and Tajik commanders of the group have been ousted from the government in control of the Taliban. Among the Taliban commanders ousted by the group is Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid. Mahdi