Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News January 9, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The Afghan government says more than 130 Pakistanis — women and children related to former fighters of the Islamic State terror group — have been returned to other family members and will be going home to Pakistan after being held in a detention center for several
Tolo News: The governor of Kunar, Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal, said that around 1,200 fighters–including foreigners– are active locally. “According to our intelligence, there are up to 1,200 fighters, including fighters from Central Asian countries, Arabs, Punjabis and even Bangladeshi citizens and two to three Iranian families,” said Mirzakwal. Click here to read more (external link).
Sayed Jalal Shajjan via The Diplomat: In Afghanistan, the death of General Suleimani left politicians divided. The government of Afghanistan opted for a neutral position; however, the second vice president of President Ashraf Ghani called Suliemani a “prominent figure in the fight against ISIS in the Middle East.” The Taliban are yet to issue any
Press TV December 18, 2019 Security chiefs of Iran and Russia have warned about the deliberate relocation of remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terror group from their former Middle East bastions to Afghanistan. Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Federation Security Council, made the remarks
Press TV December 17, 2019 Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani voices alarm at the spread of terrorism and insecurity in Afghanistan as the main threats facing the war-torn country’s peace and stability. Shamkhani made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with Chinese Minister of State Security Chen Wenqing on the
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghans have been returning to their ruined homes in Nangarhar Province after officials claimed they had cleared it of remaining Islamic State fighters and showed captured militants to the media. RFE/RL met one family who returned to find their house destroyed, their crops stolen, and the land around them mined.
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday warned the Taliban they would face same fate as Daesh militant group, which he said, was obliterated in its eastern stronghold Nangarhar province. “Taliban should consider whether they could make this hero nation surrender through violence,” Ghani said at concluding ceremony of the First Women Peace and Security Conference
By Jeff Seldin VOA News November 21, 2019 One of the Islamic State’s most feared affiliates has suffered a significant setback, though U.S. officials caution reports that the terror group was “obliterated” are overblown. U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that Islamic State-Khorasan, as the terror group’s Afghan affiliate is called, collapsed in the country’s eastern Nangarhar
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 20, 2019 The Taliban was the world’s “deadliest terrorist group” last year, according to a new survey, amid a rise in terrorist activity in Afghanistan and the winding down of conflicts in Syria and Iraq. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index, published on November 20 by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics
1TV: The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Afghanistan-based Nejaat Social Welfare Organization for providing financial and logistical support to Islamic State militant group. Two of the organization’s senior officials, Sayed Habib Ahmad Khan and Rohullah Wakil, were also targeted for supporting activities of IS’s Afghan affiliate, US Treasury Department said. Click here to