8am: Some Hizb ut-Tahrir members have been arrested by the Taliban’s Intelligence Department in Takhar province, according to local sources. “They were arrested on charges of membership to the Hizb ut-Tahrir party, preaching, and paving the ground for (ISKP) group,” a Taliban security source told Hasht-e Subh. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The commander of the Al-Fatha corps in northern Afghanistan, Ataullah Omari, said that the newly deployed forces are professionally trained. The commander denied reports about the presence of Daesh fighters in the province and warned that they would prevent any attacks. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 25, 2021 The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a blast that took place near the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on December 23. IS made the claim on December 25 in a statement posted on a Telegram account affiliated to the
Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 24, 2021 The Taliban stunned the world with its rapid military takeover of Afghanistan in August, just as the last foreign troops were leaving the war-torn country. But observers say the militant Islamist group faces a battle to hold on to power as it struggles to transform from
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi December 14, 2021 The United Nations says the first four months of Taliban rule in Afghanistan have been marked by “credible allegations” of more than 100 extrajudicial killings, the denial of women’s rights, and the recruitment of boys to be soldiers. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on December
The Hill: “What we would like to see from the Taliban would be a strong position against al-Qaeda,” he told the AP, but also noted that “I think there are internal arguments inside the Taliban about the way forward.” Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor for Afghanistan has defended his decision to “deprioritize” the focus on the United States in an investigation of war crimes in Afghanistan, saying that the “worst crimes” were committed by Daesh and the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
The Strategist: So brutal is this Taliban war with IS-K that the hospital in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s provincial capital, treated more casualties in November than it treated during the war between the Taliban, NATO and the Afghan government. Given that many of those being disappeared and murdered are not IS-K operatives, the Taliban’s campaign may only
Jeff Seldin VOA News November 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — The United States is taking aim at the Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan, sanctioning some of the group’s top officials as well as a financier charged with bolstering the terror group’s numbers with foreign fighters. The State Department on Monday designated senior Islamic State Khorasan leaders Sanaullah
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS November 17, 2021 The Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K) is active in every Afghan province because of the Taliban’s inability to stop them, the UN head of mission told the Security Council on Wednesday. “Another major negative development has been the Taliban’s inability to stem the expansion of the Islamic State Khorasan Province,”