Press TV October 26, 2021 By Syed Zafar Mehdi With the last US troops beating a hasty and humiliating retreat from Afghanistan, the war has entered a new phase, where Americans and Daesh terrorists find themselves on the same side. The resurgence of Daesh terrorist group, on the back of the US exit, has created
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 25, 2021 Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned that the attacks against Afghanistan’s Shi’ite minority perpetrated by an affiliate of the Islamic State group amount to crimes against humanity. Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) has claimed responsibility for some of the worst recent attacks in Afghanistan, including suicide bombings among Shi’ite
Tolo News: Acting [Taliban] foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said Sunday that Daesh was not emboldened but there is rhetoric in favor of the group. He made the remarks in an interview with the Turkish news agency Anatolia. “It fortunately doesn’t have the military capacity and it doesn’t have a sanctuary in Afghanistan,” he said.
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News October 15, 2021 ISLAMABAD — An explosion ripped through a Shiite mosque Friday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 70, according to sources at the local Mirwais hospital and local media. The blast went off during Friday prayers, usually attended by large
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 14, 2021 A Taliban police chief has been killed and 11 people wounded in a bomb blast in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, local authorities say. Witnesses told RFE/RL that the bomb targeted a vehicle carrying the Taliban police chief for the Shigal district on October 14.
By Abubakar Siddique RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 13, 2021 When the last U.S. soldiers left Afghanistan on August 31, the Taliban triumphantly declared an end to the two-decade war in Afghanistan. The Western-backed Afghan government had collapsed, the Taliban captured the capital, Kabul, and many Afghans expected the hard-line militants to restore order. But the Taliban’s
CBS News: Some Taliban foot soldiers are believed to have abandoned the group to join ISIS-K or al Qaeda, preferring an even more extreme — and brutal — interpretation of Islam, but these sources say the ISIS faction is working deliberately to undermine the Taliban’s authority from both inside and outside the group. Click here
Tolo News: The deputy minister of information and culture, Zabiullah Mujahid, downplayed the threat of Daesh, saying that the group would soon be suppressed. “We don’t call Daesh a threat, but we call it a headache,” Mujahid said. “It creates headaches in some places but is immediately taken out in every incident; (they) have been
8am: Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman and deputy minister of information and culture, said that on Tuesday night, October 6, Taliban forces carried out a campaign on an ISKP base in the Paghman district of Kabul. According to Mujahid, four members of ISKP group were arrested in the operation, which was carried out by special
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 4, 2021 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban said Monday their security forces had destroyed an Islamic State Khorasan Province cell in Kabul and killed all the militants there. The overnight raid came just hours after a bombing outside the capital’s main Eid Gah mosque on Sunday killed at least eight Afghan