General Campbell: Afghan Islamic State loyalists growing

General John Campbell

Kabul (Afghanistan) : Supporters of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan are attempting to establish a regional base in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, said on Tuesday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Campbell said that “foreign fighters” from Syria and Iraq had joined Afghans who had

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ISIS Targets Taliban In New Video: Islamic State Urges Afghan Militants To Join Caliphate

Islamic State Urges Afghan Militants To Join Caliphate

Raqqa (Syria) : In a video released on Monday, the Islamic State group targeted the Taliban, saying that its leadership had deviated from the righteous Muslim path, NBC News reported. In the video, a man who identified himself as Abu Yasir Al-Afghani blamed the Taliban for cooperating with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s largest spy agency. However, Pakistan has denied

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Islamic State kidnaps, kills seven in southern Afghanistan : Police

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Kandahar (Reuters) : Islamic State militants kidnapped and killed seven people, including three women, in the southern province of Zabul, a police official said on Sunday, amid heavy fighting in the region between the group and Taliban insurgents. Groups associated with Islamic State have made growing inroads in Afghanistan in recent years, attracting fighters and support away from disenchanted members

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Islamic State, Boko Haram may disrupt India-Africa Summit : Intelligence report

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New Delhi : All 54 African countries are taking part in the third India-Africa summit that is currently underway in New Delhi. More than 40 countries will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) by their heads of state. A report in The Times of India has suggested that both extremist organisations, Boko Haram and Islamic State may

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Islamic State in Pakistan : Terror group takes on Taliban for supremacy in battle of the militants

General Raheel Sharif

London : “Daesh (Islamic State) is a bigger threat than Al Qaeda,” General Raheel Sharif declared during his recent address at London’s Royal United Services Institute. He added that “some elements” in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad wanted to show allegiance to Islamic State. The popular general’s comments underscore IS’s threat to regional security on the sub-continent, and its emerging links to

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Watchdog Group Warns of Islamic State Growth in Afghanistan as Taliban Peace Talks Stall

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Kabul : A watchdog group has recently warned that the Islamic State terrorist group is quickly advancing in Afghanistan, an issue that could further slow peace talks between the Afghani government and the Taliban. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko reportedly said in a recent report that the U.S., Afghanistan and even the Taliban are aware of the Islamic

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Afghan terrorist group to back Islamic State against Taliban

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Kabul : One of Afghanistan’s largest insurgent organizations is joining forces with the Islamic State group to battle the Taliban for control of the country, prompting the Afghanistan’s intelligence agency to create a special unit to combat the new threat. Former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami and a major player through more than 40 years of Afghan wars,

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