Saturday, July 24, 2021

Afghanistan Imposes A Nighttime Curfew To Curb The Momentum Of The Taliban

The curfew will be effective between 10pm and 4am local time [File: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters] 

 DW: Afghanistan imposes nighttime curfew to stem Taliban push 

The Afghani government announced curfews in 31 out of 34 provinces amid the Taliban offensive. 

Following US airstrikes against the militants, the Taliban warned "there will be consequences" for the bombing. 

Afghanistan put in place a night time curfew on Saturday across 31 of the conflicted countryꞌs 34 provinces "to curb violence and limit the Taliban movements," the government in Kabul said. 

Only the provinces of Kabul, Panjshir and Nangarhar will have no curfew as from tonight with no one being able to leave their homes from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am local time. 

United States President Joe Biden authorized up to $100 million (€85 million) in aid for Afghan refugees Friday, including 2,500 special visas for those who worked with US forces during the 20 year war.  

Read more ....  

Update #1: Afghanistan curfew imposed as Taliban militants advance -- BBC  

Update #2: Afghanistan imposes night curfew to curb Taliban advance (Al Jazeera)  

WNU editor: This curfew is not going to change the course of the war.


RussInSoCal said...

Well - with the success curfews are having in Chicago, why not?

Jac said...

"This curfew is not going to change the course of the war"
Yes, in war time it's not unusual, but largely not enough.

FRED! said...

The Taliban explained

Anonymous said...

Fred learned the word for student in Arabic 24 to 20 years after news junkies learned it. Fast work.

Anonymous said...

"By mid-1998, the war in Afghanistan was well into its twentieth year. Following the withdrawal of the last Soviet troops in 1988, the fall of the government of Dr. Najibullah in 1992 by resistance forces marked the beginning of a bloody civil war among shifting alignments of the resistance forces.3 The Taliban, a movement of religious students (talibs) from the Pashtun areas of eastern and southern Afghanistan who had been educated in traditional Islamic schools in Pakistan, emerged in 1994 "

"Afghanistan: The massacre in Mazar-i Sharif. (Chapter II: Background)". Human Rights Watch. November 1998. Archived from the original on 2 November 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2013.

I am always impressed by people of imperceptible awareness.