8am: Mawlawi Abdul Baqi Omari complained about Taliban leadership’s injustice among his subordinates in Maimana city on Friday, warning the Taliban leadership that he was leaving their ranks. Among the reasons Omari withdrew from the Taliban ranks were the injustices within the Taliban leadership and the usurpation of Uzbek lands by Pashtun Taliban. He has
Khaama: Qari Salahuddin Ayubi, an Uzbek commander of the Taliban, has severed ties with the Taliban group in objection to what he refers to as “ethnicist policies, and monopoly of power.” The disaffected Taliban commander has reportedly left Kabul, the Afghan capital, and is now at his base in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan, BBC
eurasianet.org: A familiar call to young men in Central Asia has lately grown louder in the Uzbek language. “Emigration to Khorasan is open,” declared the Telegram post. The “caliphate in Khorasan” is “expanding and growing by the grace of God.” Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Local sources told Hasht-e Subh on Monday (August 22nd) that the Taliban are moving the nomads who have just arrived in Takhar province from Pakistan and southern provinces to lands belonging to the local people. Sources indicate that around 100 nomadic families have come from Pakistan and southern provinces to the Khwaja Bahauddin district
8am: Local sources in Takhar province have confirmed that two Pashtun Taliban are killed and four others injured as a result of internal clashes between Pashtun and Uzbek Taliban-affiliated members in this province. The clashes took place at around 12:00am on Monday at the central intersection of Khwaja Bahauddin district, Takhar province. Click here to
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: 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
8am: Taliban on the bases of vague allegations against Uzbek and Tajik Taliban members have been trying to remove them from their ranks. This is one of the reasons that have escalated internal conflicts and tensions among the Taliban members. As a result of internal conflicts among the Taliban fighters in Barka district of Baghlan
8am: Taliban have recently deployed 300 additional Forces from Kandahar and Eastern provinces in Badakhshan to replace the local Taliban fighters. The purpose to increase the outsider Taliban fighter in Badakhshan is to seize the control of gold mines and grazing grass. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Local sources in Samangan province have confirmed that the Taliban rebels have arrested their Uzbek commander named Mullah Jandullah. He is accused of helping the National Resistance Front in the province. Click here to read more (external link).