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9/16/2021 Reuters Macron says French forces killed Islamic State leader in Sahara French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that French military forces had killed Islamic militant Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. "It's another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel," Macron said in a tweet, without disclosing the location of the operation. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/macron-says-french-forces-killed-islamic-state-leader-in-sahara/ar-AAOud0H
9/9/2021 Reuters Asia Pacific Taliban to allow 200 Americans, other civilians to leave Afghanistan -U.S. official Taliban authorities have agreed to let 200 American civilians and third country nationals who remained in Afghanistan after the end of the U.S. evacuation operation to depart on charter flights from Kabul airport, a U.S. official said. The Taliban were pressed to allow the departures by U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, said the official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-allow-200-americans-other-civilians-leave-afghanistan-us-official-2021-09-09/
9/8/2021 KP https://www.khaama.com/resistance-front-to-declare-parallel-government-in-afghanistan-568568/ The resistance front in Panjshir province led by Ahmad Masoud reacted to the new cabinet announced by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and said that they will declare a parallel government after consultation with politicians. The front named the Taliban’s caretaker government as illegitimate and a vivid enmity with the people of Afghanistan. https://www.khaama.com/resistance-front-to-declare-parallel-government-in-afghanistan-568568/
9/6/2021 lawfareblog Five Myths About NATO and Afghanistan NATO allies were briefed on the plans at a joint meeting of foreign and defense ministers on April 14 of this year by none other than Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin themselves. https://www.lawfareblog.com/five-myths-about-nato-and-afghanistan
9/6/2021 WaPo U.S. Embassy contractors, visa applicants among Afghans left behind after one of the largest airlifts in history The day Afghanistan’s capital fell, a contractor who had worked at the U.S. Embassy for six years was dismissed from work early. Embassy staff had collected his family’s information weeks before in preparation for a possible evacuation. But after he was told on Aug. 15 to leave the embassy’s grounds, “nobody called, nobody emailed.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/05/afghans-left-behind-us-embassy/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wp_main
9/6/2021 WaPo Panjshir Valley, last resistance holdout in Afghanistan, falls to the Taliban The Taliban on Monday seized Panjshir province, a restive mountain region that was the final holdout of resistance forces in the country, cementing its total control over Afghanistan a week after U.S. forces departed the country. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that the Islamist group had “completely conquered” the Panjshir Valley. “Our last efforts for establishing peace and security in the country have given results,” he said. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/09/06/afghanistan-kabul-taliban-updates/
9/5/2021 NPR They Came To The U.S. As Afghan Refugees. Now They Hope Their Story Will Help Others Scenes of violence in Afghanistan triggered painful memories for Hossein Mahrammi and his wife, Razia Mahrami, refugees living in the U.S. He sees the hope of a democratic, peaceful Afghanistan vanishing as the Taliban take over the country and the future of family and friends there uncertain. The couple know all too well the hardships that await the thousands of refugees fleeing. https://www.npr.org/2021/09/05/1031858572/afghan-refugee-family-reflects
9/5/2021 TheGuardian Taliban break up Afghan women’s rights march with gunfire Taliban fighters have broken up a women’s rights march in Kabul with gunfire as bitter fighting continued in Afghanistan’s last rebel holdout and the US army’s most senior general warned that the country risked falling into wider civil war. Camouflaged members of the Islamist militia fired shots into the air on Saturday to disperse the second protest march in as many days in the capital by Afghan women demanding equal rights from the new rulers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/05/taliban-break-up-afghan-womens-rights-march-with-gunfire
9/5/2021 KP Domestic flights resumed from Kabul after three weeks of sabotage Domestic flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport HKIA based in Kabul resumed over twenty days after the Taliban takeover which halted both the domestic and international flights. The first domestic flight was conducted from Kabul to the northern Mazar-e-sharif city on Saturday, September 4. A domestic airlines-De Arian Afghan Airlines- said that two other domestic flights from Kabul were conducted to Herat and Kandahar provinces on Sunday, September 05. https://www.khaama.com/domestic-flight-resumed-from-kabul-after-three-weeks-75475/
9/3/2021 NPR Fearful Of The Taliban, At-Risk Afghans Urgently Seek A Way Out When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, a former Afghan army colonel named Mohammed became part of the massive crush of people trying to flee at the Kabul airport last week. Mohammed and his family — a wife and five children — waited for hours to reach a Taliban checkpoint outside the airport. He presented identification documents that included his U.S. Social Security card and a Texas driver's license, both acquired during two training stints at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, more than a decade ago. https://www.npr.org/2021/09/03/1033660758/fearful-of-the-taliban-at-risk-afghans-urgently-seek-a-way-out