- Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Raid at U.S.-Based NGO Counterpart International Offices in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the ongoing suicide raid at the Kabul offices of the U.S.-based Counterpart International, charging the NGO with subversive activities aimed at promoting Western culture and anti-Islamic principles.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing U.S. Soldier, Afghan Special Forces in Confrontation in Helmand
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing an American soldiers and Afghan Special Forces in a confrontation in Helmand province, allegedly coming after the enemy raided civilian homes.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 140 Casualties in 5-Man Suicide Raid in Baghlan, Warns of Similar Attacks to Come Elsewhere in Country
The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting over 140 casualties among Afghan security forces in a five-man suicide raid at a police compound in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan, and warned of similar attacks to come elsewhere in the country.
- Afghan Taliban Promotes Talks by its Political Chief with Indonesian, UN, and US Officials
The Afghan Taliban promoted talks between its Political Chief with Indonesian, United Nations, and United States officials, seeking to elevate his position at the international level, and downplaying the role of the Afghan government in the negotiations process.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 American Soldiers in Faryab
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three Americans in an attack on U.S. and Afghan soldiers after they allegedly raided homes of civilians in Faryab.
- Afghan Taliban Spokesman Criticizes UNAMA Civilian Casualty Report for Allegedly Misattributing Losses
A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban criticized the latest UNAMA civilian casualty report, claiming that while it noted a rise in deaths attributed to pr-government forces, it still misattributed responsibility for the vast majority of casualties.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 5 U.S. Soldiers in 3 Different Provinces in 3 Days
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five American soldiers in Ghazni, Helmand, and Logar provinces across three days.
- Afghan Taliban Video Shows Physical and Explosives Training of Fighters in Nangarhar
The Afghan Taliban released a video showing the physical and explosives training of its fighters at a camp in Nangarhar, in eastern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers in Armed Attack in Faryab
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers in an armed attack in Qaysar, in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 12 Casualties Among U.S. Forces in Attacks in Helmand
The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting 12 casualties among U.S. forces in attacks in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. Military of Concealing True Number of Casualties in Kunduz Clashes
The Afghan Taliban accused the U.S. military of concealing the true number of casualties incurred by its forces amidst clashes in Kunduz.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers After Failed Operation in Kunduz
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers after what it described as a failed air landing operation in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Condemns Attack on Mosques in New Zealand
The Afghan Taliban condemned the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, while reminding that Muslims in Afghanistan are also subjected to strikes.
- Afghan Taliban Slams U.S. State Department Human Rights Report for Hypocrisy
The Afghan Taliban slammed the latest human rights report issued by the U.S. State Department, deeming it hypocritical.
- AQ-aligned Hurras al-Deen in Syria Praises Shabaab and Afghan Taliban for Their Respective Large-Scale Raids
On its own, separate from the "Incite the Believers" Operations Room to which it belongs, the al-Qaeda (AQ)-aligned Syria-based Hurras al-Deen issued a statement praising the Afghan Taliban and the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement for their respective large-scale raids.
- Afghan Taliban Reports Uzbek Officials Meeting with Political Chief in Doha, Provides Update on Negotiations with U.S.
The Afghan Taliban reported that its Political Chief, Mullah Baradar Akhund, met with the Uzbek Foreign Minister and another official in Doha, and provided updates on its ongoing negotiations with the United States.
- In Final Report on Shurab Airbase Raid, Afghan Taliban Claims 397 Killed Among American and Afghan Troops
At the conclusion of the 46-hour, 9-man suicide raid at the Shurab Airbase in Helmand, Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban claimed killing a total of 397 American and Afghan troops, and declared the operation as revenge for deliberate civilian casualties caused by these forces.
- Afghan Taliban Reports Suicide Raid Still Ongoing at Shurab Airbase in Helmand, Over 200 Casualties Incurred by American and Afghan Forces
In an update to the suicide raid by Afghan Taliban fighters at the Shurab Airbase in Helmand, the group reported that clashes inside the location have surpassed 33 hours and are still ongoing, despite claims by the Afghan government to the contrary.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 40 U.S. Soldiers, 30 Afghans Killed Thus Far in Ongoing Suicide Raid at Shurab Airbase in Helmand
The Afghan Taliban has provided several updates on an ongoing multi-man suicide raid at the Shurab Airbase in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, the latest of which is the alleged killing of 40 American soldiers and 30 Afghans.
- Afghan Taliban Demands IGOs and NGOs Fulfill Duty and Condemn U.S. Airstrikes, Raids in Civilian Areas
Suggesting that silence from intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to civilian casualties emboldens the U.S. to carry out its alleged massacres, the Afghan Taliban demanded these institutions fulfill their responsibilities and make an outcry.
- Afghan Taliban Says Qatar Sent Private Plane for Political Chief to Participate in Negotiations
Following up on its prior report about Mullah Baradar Akhund being unable to participate in negotiations with the U.S. due to the UNSC blacklist, the Afghan Taliban announced that he ultimately did attend, where Qatar provided a private airplane for his travel.
- Afghan Taliban Explains Non-Participation in U.S. Negotiations by Political Chief, Demands UNSC Blacklist be Dropped
The Afghan Taliban explained the reason why Mullah Baradar Akhund, its Political Chief, is not participating in negotiations with the U.S. in Qatar, and also demanded that the United Nations Security Council blacklist, on which its members are named, be dropped.
- Afghan Taliban Charges U.S. CENTCOM Commander with "Exaggerating" IS Threat from Afghanistan
The Afghan Taliban charged General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), with "exaggerating" the threat posed to America by the Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) from Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Vows Revenge on U.S.-Afghan Centers for Destruction of Historic Religious School in Kapisa
The Afghan Taliban vowed revenge against the U.S. and its Afghan partners for the destruction of a historic religious school in Kapisa, directing its fighters to mount "massive and brutal" strikes on their centers.
- Afghan Taliban Video Documents Nighttime Operations Recorded with Night Vision
The Afghan Taliban released a video documenting its nighttime operations recorded with night vision equipment.
- Afghan Taliban Clarifies Delay in Islamabad Meeting with U.S.
The Afghan Taliban clarified the reason behind the delay in its meeting an American delegation in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Afghan Taliban Announces Next Two Rounds of Negotiations with the U.S.
After identifying the members of its new team for negotiations with the United States, including former Guantanamo inmates, the Afghan Taliban announced the next two rounds of talks, one in Doha and the other in Islamabad.
- Afghan Taliban Includes Former Gitmo Prisoners Swapped for Bergdahl, Incarcerated Haqqani Brother as Members of Negotiation Team
The Afghan Taliban announced the names of the 14-member team to negotiate with the United States, including the five Guantanamo inmates swapped for captive American soldier Bowe Bergdahl in June 2014, and an imprisoned son of the Haqqani Network founder.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 12 American Soldiers in "Tactical Operation" in Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 12 American and a "large number" of Afghan soldiers in what it described as a "tactical operation" in Uruzgan province.
- Afghan Taliban Confirms at Moscow Conference Negotiations with U.S. Not to Allow Afghanistan to Harbor Global Terrorists
The Afghan Taliban published the English transcript of the speech delivered by its delegation at the Moscow conference on Afghanistan, wherein it confirmed negotiations with the U.S. not to allow the country to be "used against others," referring to the harboring of global terrorists and allowing them to operate training camps.
- Afghan Taliban Notes "Progress" in Talks with U.S. Over Foreign Troop Withdrawal
Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah noted "progress" in talks with the United States over foreign troop withdrawal, as the current round of negotiations has come to an end.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 American Soldiers, Wounding 4 Others Amid Clashes in Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three American soldiers and wounding four others amid clashes in Uruzgan.
- Afghan Taliban Denies Death of Wardak NDS Base Suicide Raid Mastermind
The Afghan Taliban denied reports from the Afghan government about the death of the mastermind of the January 21, 2019, three-man suicide raid at a National Directorate of Security (NDS) base in Wardak province.
- Afghan Taliban Acknowledges to U.S. Representatives in Doha
Coming a month after its talks in Abu Dhabi with U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilizad and representatives of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, and subsequently threatening to stall negotiations due to U.S.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 90 Killed, 100 Wounded in 3-Man Suicide Attack at NDS Base in Wardak
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing over 90 Afghan commanders, officers, and troops, and wounding more than 100 others, in a three-man suicide raid at a National Directorate of Security (NDS) base in Wardak province.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 16 Casualties Among Foreign Forces in Two Attacks in Faryab
The Afghan Taliban reported two attacks on enemy convoys in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan, allegedly inflicting a total of 16 casualties among foreign forces, identified in one instance as Americans.
- Afghan Taliban Alleges U.S. "Insincere" in Negotiations, Threats to Stall Talks
The Afghan Taliban alleged that the U.S. has been "insincere" in its ongoing negotiations with its Political Office and threatened to stall talks if such behavior continues, especially as it relates to troop withdrawal.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 5-Man Suicide Raid at Foreign Intel Site in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the suicide operation at a foreign intelligence site in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, indicating that it involved five fighters and resulted in dozens of casualties.
- Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. and Afghan Forces With Storming Prison to Free IS Captives
The Afghan Taliban accused American and Afghan forces with storming a prison in Badghis in which it was holding Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) fighters captive.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers, "Large Number" of Afghans in Failed Air Landing Operation in Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three American soldiers and a "large number" of Afghan commandos in a clash following a failed air landing operation in Uruzgan.
- Afghan Taliban Calls Trump the "American Gorbachev" for Withdrawing Troops from War Zones
Focusing on the final tweet for 2018 by U.S. President Donald Trump, wherein he noted his campaign promise to withdraw American soldiers from Syria and other war zones, the Afghan Taliban regarded Trump as the "American Gorbachev".
- IS' Khorasan Province Claims Thwarting Joint U.S.-Afghan Attack in Ibrahim Khel (Nangarhar)
The Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) claimed thwarting a joint attack by U.S. and Afghan forces in Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Leveling Military Center in Kandahar Through "Tactical Explosion"
The Afghan Taliban claimed leveling a military center in Kandahar through a "tactical explosion" and inflicting casualties among 35 Afghan commandos inside.
- Afghan Taliban Calls 2018 the "Year of Collapse of Trump's Strategy," Claims 10,638 Attacks
In its year-end report for 2018, the Afghan Taliban called it the "year of collapse of Trump's strategy," and claimed a total of 10,638 attacks and conquering 61 districts.
- Afghan Taliban Demonstrates Training of Fighters in Manba al-Jihad Video
Through its Manba al-Jihad media unit, the Afghan Taliban released a video demonstrating the training of its fighters. The 22 minute, 15 second, Pashto-language video, entitling, "Jihadi Training," was issued on December 20, 2018.
- Afghan Taliban Reports on 3-Day Meeting Including U.S. Envoy, Reiterates Refusal to Meet Afghan Officials
The Afghan Taliban reported on the first of its three-day meeting in Abu Dhabi regarding "peace and reconstruction of Afghanistan," attended by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilizad and representatives of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, and reiterated its refusal to meet with Afghan government officials.
- Afghan Taliban Announces Meeting with Representatives of America, KSA, Pakistan, and UAE
The Afghan Taliban announced that officials from its Political Office will meet with representatives of America as well as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arabic Emirates, but not Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 23 Casualties Among American Advisors and Afghan Soldiers in Kabul Suicide Bombing
The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting 23 casualties among American advisors and Afghan soldiers in a suicide bombing in Kabul.
- As it Reports Infiltrator Fighter Killing 6 Soldiers, Afghan Taliban Claims 1,106 "Kabul Administration Workers" Joined its Ranks in November 2018
The same day it reported an infiltrator fighter killing six soldiers in Helmand province, the Afghan Taliban claimed that 1,106 "Kabul administration workers" joined its ranks in November 2018 and delivered it weapons and military gear.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Chinook in Kapisa, Mourns Death of Helmand Official
The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Kapisa province, killing all of the soldiers onboard, and in a separate message, mourning the death of its "governor" for Helmand in a U.S.
- Afghan Taliban Denies Receiving Weapons from Iran
The Afghan Taliban denied receiving weapons from Iran and elsewhere, assuring supporters that its arms cache consists of war spoils or weapons from Soviet-Afghan war. Group spokesman Muhammad Yusuf issued a statement on November 30, 2018, rejecting allegations by Brian Hook, Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S.
- Afghan Taliban Gives Detailed Report on 5-Man Suicide Raid at G4S Compound in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban gave a detailed report on the five-man suicide raid at the compound of the UK security contractor G4S in the capital, Kabul, and threatened that similar large-scale operations are currently being planned.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Credit for Suicide Raid on UK Security Contractor G4S's Compound in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the suicide raid at the compound of UK security contractor G4S in the capital, Kabul. As the attack was underway on November 28, 2018, group spokesman Zabihullah published a Pashto communique declaring its responsibility for and motivation behind the operation, and tweeted points from it in English.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 3 U.S. Soldiers with IED in Ghazni, Repelling Joint U.S.-Afghan Raid on Positions Against IS in Nangarhar
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing three U.S. soldiers in a bombing in Ghazni and repelling a joint offensive by American and Afghan forces on their positions against the Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Nangarhar.
- Afghan Taliban Releases Video on Oct. 2017 Suicide Raid in Paktia Allegedly Inflicting 439 Total Casualties
The Afghan Taliban's Manba al-Jihad Studio released a video on the October 17, 2017, 8-man suicide raid at police and military facilities in Paktia allegedly inflicting 439 casualties total.
- Afghan Taliban Condemns Uranus Wedding Hall Attack in Kabul
The Afghan Taliban condemned the attack at the Uranus Wedding Hall in the capital and accused "Kabul administration intelligence circles" of fabricating a claim of credit.
- Afghan Taliban Acknowledges 3-Day "Preliminary Talks" with U.S. Delegation in Qatar
The Afghan Taliban acknowledged a three-day meeting with a "high-ranking" American delegation in Qatar, calling them "preliminary talks" aimed at reaching a "true solution" to ongoing war in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers in Helmand and Uruzgan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding a third in attack in neighboring Helmand and Uruzgan provinces.
- In Face of Hazara Militias, Afghan Taliban Assures its Fighters Do Not Target Based on Sect
Responding to the growth in Hazara militias, and the Afghan government authorizing such a group in Bamiyan province, the Afghan Taliban assured that its fighters do not target individuals based on their sect or ethnicity.
- Afghan Taliban Comments Positively on Moscow Conference, Calls it "Positive Step Towards Resolution"
Commenting positively on the Moscow conference in which a delegation from its Political Office participated, the Afghan Taliban called it a "positive step towards resolution".
- Afghan Taliban Stresses that Attack in Hazara-Majority District in Ghazni Did Not Target Religious Sect
The Afghan Taliban stressed that its attack in the Hazara-majority district of Jaghori in Ghazni province did not target the religious sect but hit only those elements "associated with the Kabul administration".
- Afghan Taliban Remarks that Insider Attack Killing Utah Mayor in Kabul Indicative of Peaking "Anti-Occupation Sensitives"
The Afghan Taliban remarked that the November 3, 2018, insider attack in Kabul in which Utah mayor Brent Taylor was killed is indicative of peaking "anti-occupation sensitivities" among Afghan armed forces.
- Afghan Taliban Acknowledges Participation of its Political Office in Moscow Conference
The Afghan Taliban acknowledged that a delegation from its Political Office will participate in the upcoming Moscow conference.
- Lauding Insider Attack Killing U.S. Soldier in Kabul, Afghan Taliban Urges Afghan Armed Forces to Follow Example
Lauding the Afghan soldier who killed an American soldier in an insider attack in Kabul, the Afghan Taliban urged members of the Afghan armed forces to follow his example.
- Afghan Taliban Refuses to Deliver Corpses from Helicopter Crash Until Demand Met
Continuing to maintain that its fighters shot down a military helicopter in Farah, the Afghan Taliban declared that it will not deliver the enemy corpses from the crash until the Afghan government delivers the body of the executor of the insider attack at a base in Kandahar.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Downing Military Helicopter that Reportedly Crashed Due to Bad Weather
The Afghan Taliban took credit for downing a military helicopter that reportedly crashed into a mountain due to bad weather.
- Afghan Taliban Condemns U.S. Treasury Designations of Officials as "Exhibitory in Nature"
Responding to designations by the U.S. Treasury Department and financial sanctions imposed on its officials, the Afghan Taliban condemned them as "ineffective" and "exhibitory in nature".
- Regarding Assassination Attempt on Top U.S. Commander, Afghan Taliban Remarks on Countrymen Giving Their Lives for Him
The Afghan Taliban remarked that Afghan generals and "loyalists" are responsible for saving the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, from the recent assassination attempt in Kandahar.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Military Helicopter in Logar
The Afghan Taliban claimed downing a U.S. military helicopter in Logar, a province in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding "dozens" of Afghan and foreign forces.
- Afghan Taliban Claims 407 Attacks on Election day, Detaining Civilian Voters
The Afghan Taliban claimed a total of 407 attacks throughout the country on the day of parliamentary elections, and that among its activities, fighters detained 30 civilians seeking to cast ballots.
- Following Up on Election Day Threat, Afghan Taliban Claims 166 Attacks and Boasts of Rendering Process in "Shambles"
After warning various strata of Afghan society from participating in the parliamentary elections, and threatening attacks on polling sites and cutting off the routes to them, the Afghan Taliban claimed 166 attacks and boasted of rendering the electoral process in "shambles".
- Afghan Taliban Warns Various Strata of Afghan Society from Participating in Elections
In three statements from different bodies within its organization, the Afghan Taliban warned various strata of Afghan society from participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections, urging they stay home and boycott and not allow their spaces be used for the process.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Assassination Attempt on Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, Killing Senior Afghan Officials
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing senior Afghan officials in an assassination attempt on the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller, in Kandahar province.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 6 U.S. Soldiers, Wounding 4 Others in Parwan Suicide Bombing
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing six American soldiers and wounding four others in a suicide bombing on their convoy in Bagram district in Parwan province.
- Afghan Taliban Describes Meeting with U.S. Delegation in Qatar as "Pivotal Path" and American Acceptance of Loss
After acknowledging a meeting between representatives of its Political Office in Qatar and a U.S. delegation, the Afghan Taliban described the event as America accepting military loss, and representing a "pivotal path" to attaining peace.
- Afghan Taliban Acknowledges its Political Office in Qatar Meeting with U.S. Delegation
The Afghan Taliban acknowledged that its Political Office in Qatar met with a U.S. delegation regarding a "peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict".
- Afghan Taliban Reinstates Security Agreement with ICRC
Just two months after rescinding its "security commitment" to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban announced its reinstatement.
- Afghan Taliban Video Shows Daily Life and Military Exercises at Abu Obaidah bin Jarrah Training Camp
The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on the daily life of fighters at the Abu Obaidah bin Jarrah training camp and their military drills and exercises there.
- Afghan Taliban Threatens Parliamentary Elections, Calls on Voters to Boycott and Candidates to Step Down
The Afghan Taliban ordered its fighters to halt the upcoming parliamentary elections by creating "severe obstacles" for it, and called on voters to boycott the process and candidates to step down.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Over 10 U.S. Troops in Attacks in Helmand and Parwan
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing over 10 U.S. troops in attacks in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan and Parwan in the northeast of the country.
- Afghan Taliban Again Accuses U.S. Forces of Supporting IS through Airstrikes
The Afghan Taliban again accused U.S. forces of supporting the Islamic State's Khorasan Province (ISKP) through airstrikes, this time charging that drone strikes on their positions in Nangarhar seek to halt their progress against the rival group.
- Afghan Taliban Challenges NATO Afghan Mission Commander's Assertion that Fighters Cannot Outlast Coalition
The Afghan Taliban challenged the assertion made by General Austin Miller, the new commander of U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, that its fighters cannot outlast the coalition.
- Afghan Taliban Reports 2 Insider Attacks in Neighboring Provinces in Close Timespan
The Afghan Taliban reported two insider attacks by fighters in the enemy ranks in neighboring Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces in a close timespan.
- Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. of Crimes Against Humanity, Demands Unified Opposition to "Genocide" in Country
Listing nine examples in the last ten days of alleged U.S. initiated and directed attacks on civilians in multiple provinces, the Afghan Taliban accused America of "crimes against humanity" and demanded a unified opposition to what it called "genocide".
- Afghan Taliban Establishes Agriculture and Livestock Department, Encourages Aid Groups and NGOs Contact It
The Afghan Taliban established an agriculture and livestock department and encouraged aid groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to contact it for coordination.
- Afghan Taliban Boasts 877 Government "Administration Workers" Joined Group in August, 50 Soldiers in September
The Afghan Taliban boasted that 877 Afghan government "administration workers" joined its group in August 2018 and that 50 soldiers have thus far switched sides to it in September.
- Afghan Taliban Claims Shooting Down Helicopter in Farah, Provides Video of Wreckage
The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down an Afghan military helicopter by RPG fire in Farah province and provided a video of the wreckage.
- AQIS Gives Eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released a statement eulogizing Afghan Taliban official and Haqqani Network chief, Jalaluddin Haqqani.
- Afghan Taliban Threatens to Shut Down Private Transport Companies Violating its Rules
The Afghan Taliban threatened to shut down private transportations companies it determines to have violated agreed upon rules.
- Al-Qaeda Central Gives Eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani
Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) issued a two-page statement eulogizing Afghan Taliban official and Haqqani Network chief Jalaluddin Haqqani.
- Afghan Taliban Provides Summary of "Jihadi Progress" in Panjshir Province in North
The Afghan Taliban provided a summary of what it called its "jihadi progress" in Panjshir province in northern Afghanistan, boasting of its controlling the supply routes and "shattering" its defensive lines.
- Haqqani Family Eulogizes Patriarch Jalaluddin, Notes His Parting Advice on Jihad and Maintaining Cohesiveness of Taliban
The Afghan Taliban released a statement from the Haqqani family eulogizing its patriarch, Jalaluddin Haqqani, and noting his parting advice on continuing jihad and maintaining the cohesiveness of the Taliban.
- Afghan Taliban Announces Death of Haqqani Network Head, Jalaluddin Haqqani
The Afghan Taliban announced the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, a member of its Leadership Council and the head of what is known as the "Haqqani Network".
- Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 U.S. Soldiers in Attack in Logar
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers in an attack in Muhammad Agha district in Logar province of northern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Deems Dutch People Complicit in "Crime" of Muhammad Cartoon Contest, Threatens Dutch Troops in Afghanistan
In a follow-up to its condemnation of the Muhammad cartoon contest organized by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders and his PVV party in the Netherlands, the Afghan Taliban deemed the Dutch people complicit in the "crime" and threatened Dutch troops in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Condemns Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Netherlands
The Afghan Taliban issued a statement condemning the Muhammad cartoon contest organized by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders and his PVV party in the Netherlands.
In the Arabic message, which was posted on its website on August 29, 2018, the group's spokesman Zabihullah denounced the offense to Muslims and appealed to Muslim countries and Islamic organizations to stand against it.
- Afghan Taliban Again Boasts of Rendering IS an "Exemplary Defeat" in Northern Afghanistan, Charges U.S. with Backing IS
The Afghan Taliban again boasted of rendering the Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province an "exemplary defeat" in northern Afghanistan and charged the U.S. with not only backing the IS there but in Iraq, as well.
- Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. Forces of "Rescuing" IS in Nangarhar, Charges U.S. General with Deliberately Lying about Trump Strategy
The Afghan Taliban again accused American forces of "rescuing" Islamic State (IS) fighters from its clearing operations, and charged U.S. General John Nicholson with deliberately lying to the American people about the success of President Donald Trump's strategy in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Taliban Promotes Suicide Attackers in Video, Highlights 7-Man Raid at PD6 in Kabul and Suicide Bombing on U.S. Convoy in Nangarhar
The Afghan Taliban promoted its suicide attackers in the 12th episode of its "Caravan of Conquest" video series and highlighted the March 2017 7-man raid at PD6 in Kabul and the May 2017 suicide bombing on a U.S. military convoy in Nangarhar.
- Afghan Taliban Documents in Video its Purging IS Fighters from Jowzjan's Darzab District
The Afghan Taliban released a video documenting its purging Darzab district in Jowzjan, a province in northern Afghanistan, from Islamic State (IS) fighters.