Islamic State recruiting from Afghanistan – Pakistan border : United Nations

Islamic State recruiting from Af-Pak border: United Nations

It noted that that IS had around 2,000 to 3,500 fighters in Afghanistan but that no had not fallen significantly despite heavy losses. United Nations : The ISIS continues to recruit from the restive Afghanistan – Pakistan border region even as the terror outfit is struggling financially in Afghanistan and has resorted to extortion, according to a UN report. The

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Afghanistan: Islamic State Abducts 13 Teachers

Afghanistan: Islamic State Abducts Thirteen Teachers

Kabul : Islamic State (Daesh) militants abducted 13 lecturers at a religious school in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. “The teachers were busy taking exams from students in Shpoly area when they were abducted,” Attaullah Khugyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said. A statement quoting the provincial governor says Afghan security forces have started an operation

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12 Islamic State Militants Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike

12 Islamic State Militants Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike

Kabul : Air attacks against the hardline Islamic State (IS) group in the eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday killed 12 armed militants and injured two others, a government official said. “Acting upon intelligence report, an unmanned plane of security forces targeted the hideouts of Islamic State group in parts of Achin district, Nangarhar province on Tuesday afternoon and as a

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Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Islamic State militants abduct, kill dozens of civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul : Suspected Islamic State fighters have rounded up dozens of civilians and executed them in a reprisal after police killed a militant commander in the remote Afghan province of Ghor, a provincial official said. The killings followed a militant attack on Tuesday near Feroz Koh, the capital of the central western province. “Afghan police killed a Daesh commander in

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Keralite ISIS suspects who migrated to Afghanistan used foreign funds : NIA

ISIS suspects who migrated to Afghanistan used foreign funds: NIA

Kochi : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the alleged ISIS link of the persons who went missing from the State in recent months suspect that they migrated using funds received from foreign sources. While interrogating Bihar-native Yasmin Ahmed, the only accused who has been arrested so far, the NIA got details of a UK-based couple who frequently sent online

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Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

Islamic State Recruited 22 Keralites Who Were Moved to Caliphate in Afghanistan

New Delhi : 22 Keralites accused of leaving India to join the Islamic State are learnt to have reached “the caliphate” in Afghanistan in the first week of July, said investigators who grilled the arrested IS sympathizer Yasmin Mohammed Zahid. 29-year-old Yasmin was arrested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport while trying to exit India for Afghanistan on Aug. 1.

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Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Taliban, Islamic State Forge Informal Alliance in Eastern Afghanistan

Two insurgencies find common cause in battling U.S.-backed Afghan forces instead of each other Asadabad (Afghanistan) : Islamic State and the Taliban, after more than a year of fierce combat, have forged a patchwork cease-fire across much of eastern Afghanistan that has helped both insurgencies regroup and counter U.S.-backed efforts to dislodge them. Until several months ago, Islamic State fought

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