Quartz: IS’s Afghan arm is a fringe militant group in the sense that it accounts for a relatively small percentage of the fighters in the country who are waging violent jihad against the state. At the peak of its military strength, it claimed to have around 5,000 men under arms. Over the past year, it’s contended with military pressure from NATO and Afghan government forces and, separately, from the Afghan Taliban, to which several hundred of its fighters have recently defected. Click here to read more (external link).
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