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گزارش و تحلیل‌ها
گذارش‌های اصلی توسط تیم افغان وتنس

3 Jul 2024

Taliban’s religious authority challenged over delay of Eid celebrations

The Taliban's decision to delay Eid-ul-Adha in 2024 sparked widespread defiance and criticism from Afghan communities and leaders.

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3 Jul 2024

Torture of young man by Taliban commander

The harrowing video of a young Afghan man being tortured by a Taliban commander sparked global outrage.

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19 Jun 2024

Forging New Paths: Russia and Taliban's Growing Cooperation

At the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Moscow and the Taliban signalled closer ties, while Russian involvement in a railroad project in Herat underscores strengthening relations.

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19 Jun 2024

ISKP: attacks against Taliban officials in Ghor and expansion of area of operations

ISKP has stepped up its attacks on Taliban officials, recently killing Mullah Hassan in Ghor province and expanding its operations across Afghanistan. The group's increasing activity from Kabul to Herat and Kandahar highlights a growing challenge for the Taliban's efforts to control them.

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14 Jun 2024

Surge in Verified Taliban Accounts on X

A surge in verified Taliban accounts on X, formerly Twitter, highlights the group's strategic use of the platform's features to spread propaganda and legitimise their presence. This trend raises questions about the implications of the verification feature and the moderation of extremist content on social media.

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3 Jul 2024

Shia Afghan leader calls for armed resistance at Frankfurt conference

Calls for armed resistance against the Taliban at a conference of Shia Afghans in Germany were largely met with reticence from Shias both in Afghanistan and abroad.

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26 Jun 2024

Afghanistan's mining sector under the Taliban

In September 2023, the Taliban announced that they had signed more than $6.5 billion in new mining deals. Afghan Witness delves into the sector dubbed the Taliban’s “cash cow”. 

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19 Jun 2024

ISKP: Use of Generative AI presenters to create newscasts

The recent usage of AI-generated videos to claim ISKP attacks has stirred controversy within pro-IS communities over the religious permissibility of AI technology. Despite increased accessibility to AI tools for propaganda, the isolated efforts and mixed reception suggest AI use in extremist content may remain limited.

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14 Jun 2024

Disinformation: Alleged drone strike in Logar province

On May 17, 2024, reports of a drone strike targeting the Taliban in Logar province surfaced on social media, leading to widespread speculation and conflicting accounts about the incident. Despite official denials of an attack by Taliban authorities, the claim continued to be spread, both by legitimate accounts and by bots.

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14 Jun 2024

Taliban Supreme Leader’s surprise visit to Kabul: pro-Taliban reactions and resistance activity

In a rare and unannounced visit to Kabul, Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada addressed officials, underscoring unity and anti-corruption measures, while insurgent groups seized the opportunity to launch attacks in the capital.

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