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 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.
July 13, 2022
'They Call Us Infidels': Former Afghan Soldiers Still Live In Hiding To Avoid Taliban Retribution
Many members of the former Afghan armed forces and their families are living in hiding nearly a year after the Taliban takeover. They complain of persecution and harassment despite the Taliban's announcement of a general amnesty when it seized power in August 2021.
July 12, 2022
Tajikistan Concerned By Provocative Taliban Watchtower On Border
An observation post being built on the Afghan-Tajik border by the "Tajik Taliban" is seen as an act of intimidation from Kabul and has irritated Tajikistan, which has not recognized the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
'Afghanistan Is Hell': Supporters Of Late Afghan General Claim Taliban Killings, Persecution2
Border Clash Between Taliban, Pakistani Military Leaves One Dead3
'Everyone Is Anxious': Pakistan's Mass Arrests Of Afghan Refugees Fuel Fear Of New Crackdown4
Taliban Takes Lamb Testicles Off The Menu As Bigger Issues Loom5
'Beaten And Humiliated': Taliban Cracks Down On Afghan Universities In Bid To Curb Women's Protests6
Khan Cancels March To Islamabad, Ends Demand For Early Elections, But Vows To Fight On7
Banned From Public Parks And Bathhouses, Afghan Women Say Life Under Taliban Is Like A 'Prison'8
At Least Nine Reportedly Killed In Taliban Attack On Village In Ethnic Hazara Province9
Taliban Claims To Have Eliminated Islamic State Hideout In Kabul10
'They Torture And Kill Us': Gay Afghan Men Fear For Lives Under The Taliban