Friday 5 August 2022
August 05, 2022
Gandhara Briefing: Al-Zawahri Assassination, Taliban Media Crackdown, And Killings In North Waziristan
This week's Gandhara Briefing brings you insights into the assassination of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, the Taliban's ongoing media crackdown, and a spike in targeted killings in Pakistan’s North Waziristan district.
August 04, 2022
Taliban Claims It Was 'Unaware' Zawahri Was In Afghanistan, Launches Investigation
The Taliban says it is investigating “claims” that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul and said it had no information about him "entering and living" in the Afghan capital.
August 04, 2022
Former U.S. Diplomats Urge UN To Reimpose Travel Ban On Taliban Leaders
A group of former U.S. ambassadors has called on the United Nations to reimpose travel restrictions on Taliban leaders in response to the radical group increasingly reverting to its practices from the years when it first ruled Afghanistan.
August 02, 2022
Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In Posh Kabul Neighborhood Largely Built With U.S. Taxpayer Money
For years, experts believed that Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri lived in the mountainous border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan. In an ironic twist, Zawahri was killed on July 31 in a U.S. air strike in Shirpur, a wealthy neighborhood in central Kabul that was largely built with U.S. money.
August 01, 2022
U.S. Kills Leader Of Al-Qaeda In Drone Strike In Kabul Neighborhood
The United States killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists, in a drone strike in Kabul that has delivered the militants their biggest setback since Osama bin Laden was killed more than a decade ago.
July 26, 2022
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'
Speaking to RFE/RL in an exclusive interview on July 26, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said sending military support to the armed resistance opposing the Taliban “is not on the agenda.”
Three Senior Pakistani Taliban Commanders Killed In Blast In Afghanistan2
Killing Of Senior TTP Commanders In Afghanistan Strikes Blow To Militants, Possible Peace With Pakistan3
Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In Posh Kabul Neighborhood Largely Built With U.S. Taxpayer Money4
Surge In Targeted Killings In Northwestern Pakistan Aims To 'Silence Dissenting Voices'5
Exclusive: German Foreign Minister Says Women In Afghanistan Experiencing 'Biggest Violation Of Rights On Earth'6
One Year After Seizing Power, Is The Taliban Here To Stay?7
At Least Eight Killed In Bomb Blast In Shi'ite Neighborhood Of Kabul; Islamic State Claims Responsibility8
Pakistani Soldiers Killed In Blast In Tribal District Bordering Afghanistan9
'Tsunami Of Trees' Sweeps Pakistan10
Pakistani Rupee Falls To Record Low Against Dollar, Stoking Inflation Fears