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How Afghans are scared of being tracked by Taliban through their digital data

  • Thousands of Afghans lie low, afraid of detection as Taliban has access to payroll data, digital ID systems. Donors, aid agencies fail to secure systems, activists say
Taliban controlled payroll data of the government and the supreme court, and biometric systems of the police and army, and those who worked with foreign governments and aid agencies.(AP)
Taliban controlled payroll data of the government and the supreme court, and biometric systems of the police and army, and those who worked with foreign governments and aid agencies.(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 09:31 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Explained: A look at Hellfire missile that killed al-Qaida chief al-Zawahri

Experts believe a likely option for the missile was the highly secretive Hellfire R9X — know by various nicknames, including the “knife bomb” or the "flying Ginsu."
In this image provided by the U.S. Army, contactors from General Atomics load Hellfire missiles onto an MQ-1C Gray Eagle at Camp Taji, Iraq, on Feb. 27, 2011. (AP)
In this image provided by the U.S. Army, contactors from General Atomics load Hellfire missiles onto an MQ-1C Gray Eagle at Camp Taji, Iraq, on Feb. 27, 2011. (AP)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 11:01 PM IST
AP |

Top Taliban leaders meet to deliberate on US claims of killing Al Qaeda chief

The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a balcony at his Kabul hideout on Sunday. 
Zawahiri, 71, was killed in a “precision strike” in downtown Kabul on Saturday. (AFP)
Zawahiri, 71, was killed in a “precision strike” in downtown Kabul on Saturday. (AFP)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 06:54 PM IST
Reuters |

The death of Zawahiri may only have a short-term impact

  • The article is authored by Soumya Awasthi.
From the podium of the White House, the President of the United States (US) announced that on July 31, 2022, in the US air strike Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al-Qaeda chief since 2011 was killed in Kabul.(Reuters / AFP file photos)
From the podium of the White House, the President of the United States (US) announced that on July 31, 2022, in the US air strike Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al-Qaeda chief since 2011 was killed in Kabul.(Reuters / AFP file photos)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 02:31 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Zawahiri's killing by US a violation of Doha Agreement, says Taliban

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on July 30 in a targeted drone attack by the CIA in Kabul, Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden announced on Monday.
Al Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri (pictured) in 2014. (AFP)
Al Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri (pictured) in 2014. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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