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Afghan Taliban Claims Inflicting 40 Casualties in Suicide Raid at Camp Chapman

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting 40 casualties among foreign and Afghan military personnel in a suicide raid at Camp Chapman in eastern Afghanistan’s Khost province.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing and Wounding 500 Afghan Soldiers in Suicide Raid Involving Infiltrator Fighters in Balkh

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 500 Afghan soldiers in a 10-man suicide raid at the 209 Shaheen Corps headquarters in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, and warned that it is a prelude to its upcoming springtime operations.

Saturday, 22 April 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 7 American Soldiers in Attacks in Kunduz and Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing six American soldiers in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, and one during a clash with American and Afghan troops in Kunduar.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Jihadists on Social Media Describe MOAB Bombing as a “Joke,” Assign Blame, Incite for Violence in U.S. and Saudi Arabia

Jihadists on social media reacted to America’s dropping of a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on what was described as an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Nangarhar, calling it a “joke,” assigning blame, and inciting for revenge attacks in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Afghan Taliban Condemns America Dropping a MOAB on Nangarhar, Considers it “Terrorism”

The Afghan Taliban condemned America’s dropping of a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on what was described as an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Nangarhar, considering it san act of “terrorism”.

Friday, 14 April 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing, Wounding over 35 in Suicide Attack in Helmand Province

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 35 elements, among whom a commander, in a suicide attack in the city of Lashkargah in Helmand Province.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Five American Soldiers Amidst Clashes in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five American soldiers and eight Afghan troops amidst “violent fighting” in Nangarhar’s Chaparhar district.

Friday, 31 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Gives Provincial Breakdown of Districts Under its Control

The Afghan Taliban released a report from its “Commission for Cultural Affairs” providing a provincial breakdown of districts allegedly under its control, and the percentage of districts under its control and that of the enemy and “miscellaneous bandits”.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts of “Strategic Victory” in Helmand’s Sangin District

The Afghan Taliban boasted of its takeover of Sangin district in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, describing it as a “strategic victory,” due to its ability now to open “operational lines” between that province and Kandahar and Uruzgan.

Saturday, 25 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 48 Killed in Helmand Suicide Bombing, Reports on Two Insider Attacks

The Afghan Taliban claimed that 48 Afghan security forces were killed in a suicide bombing in Helmand’s provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, and reported on two insider attacks, one of which allegedly resulted in the death of five Americans.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Announces Graduation of 67 Fighters from Two Training Camps

The Afghan Taliban announced the graduation of a total of 67 fighters from two training camps in Faryab province in northern Afghanistan.

Monday, 20 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Leveling “Key Enemy Facility” in Khost in Suicide Raid

The Afghan Taliban claimed that a “well-planned martyr operation” resulted in heavy casualties among Afghan soldiers and the leveling of a “key” base in Khost province.

Friday, 17 March 2017
IS and Afghan Taliban Each Claim Destroying a U.S. Armored Vehicle in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province and the Afghan Taliban each claimed destroying an American armored vehicle in Nangarhar province.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Rocket Strike on U.S. Embassy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed a rocket strike on the U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017
IJU Claims Joint Operation with Taliban in Eastern Afghanistan

Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video of an operation carried out by the IJU with the cooperation of the Afghan Taliban against Afghan soldiers in the Eastern Province of Afghanistan. 

Monday, 06 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 4 American Soldiers in Jalalabad, Afghan MP in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing four American soldiers in a bombing in Jalalabad, and assassinating Afghan parliamentarian Malim Mirwali in Kandahar.

Saturday, 04 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 74 Killed, 99 Wounded in Detailed Report on 7-Man Kabul Suicide Raid

After its initial report on a suicide raid on three "key enemy targets" in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Afghan Taliban released a detailed report on the operation, claiming that seven fighters killed and wounded 173 people among enemy forces.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Ongoing Suicide Raid on 3 “Key Enemy Targets” in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed an ongoing suicide raid on three “key enemy targets” in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and identified these targets as the military school, PD6 Department, and an intelligence building.

Wednesday, 01 March 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing Taliban Official, Two Militia Commanders in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing an Afghan Taliban official and two militia commanders in separate operations in Nangarhar.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Holding U.S. Citizen Paul Overby Hostage

The Afghan Taliban denied in a statement that it is holding U.S. citizen Paul Overby hostage, replying to a message from his wife accusing the Haqqani Network of keeping him captive.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Mourns its Kunduz “Governor” Killed in U.S. Airstrike

The Afghan Taliban issued a statement mourning its “governor” for Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike.

Monday, 27 February 2017
In Environmental Message, Afghan Taliban Leader Calls on Fighters to Plant Trees

The Afghan Taliban issued an environmental message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, calling on his fighters as well as Afghans in general to plant trees for the beautification of the earth.

Sunday, 26 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 25, Including Commander, in Helmand Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 25 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, including a commander, and wounding 18 others in a suicide bombing that targeted their checkpoint in Helmand's Girishk district.

Friday, 24 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing Attack Helicopter in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down an attack helicopter in Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
IJU Releases Video of Joint Operation with Taliban in North Afghanistan

Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing a joint operation carried out in cooperation with the Afghan Taliban in the north of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 21, Wounding 18 in Helmand Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 21 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers and soldiers and wounding 18 others in a suicide bombing Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and a group representative suggested the attack is revenge for enemy airstrikes in Sangin.

Saturday, 11 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Offers Security to ICRC in Areas Under its Control

The Afghan Taliban’s Health Commission issued a statement on the incident in which unidentified gunmen killed six International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers in Jowzjan province, and caused ICRC to halt its operations in the country.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Asserts Innocence for Attack on Red Cross Staff in Jowzjan

The Afghan Taliban asserted its innocence for the attack on Red Cross aid workers in Jowzjan province in northern Afghanistan, and declared that it will find and punish the “criminals” who perpetrated it.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Military Official Touts “Achievements,” Downplays Announcement of 300 U.S. Troops to Helmand

The Afghan Taliban released an interview with one of its military officials, detailing the group’s “achievements” thus far within given provinces and downplaying the announced deployment of extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Monday, 06 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Correspondent Says “Reported Undergoing Negotiations” Regarding Captive American-Canadian Couple

An Afghan Taliban correspondent claimed that there are “reported undergoing negotiations” to release an American-Canadian couple and their two children in the form of a prisoner swap.

Monday, 30 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Spokesman Addresses Open Letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Urges American Withdrawal

Addressing an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump nearly one week after taking office, Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah urged that he end the “stalemate” in Afghanistan and the prolonger suffering of the Afghan people and withdraw American forces.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Advises U.S. President Trump Reverse Policies on Afghanistan or Face “Historically Shameful Defeat”

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump and the transfer of power from Barack Obama, the Afghan Taliban suggested the new president reverse America’s policies on Afghanistan, or face a “historically shameful defeat”.

Sunday, 22 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts of Causing Newly-Deployed “Invaders” in Farah to Quickly Withdraw

The Afghan Taliban boasted that due to its constant strikes on the Farah provincial airbase, the 200 newly-deployed “invader” forces quickly withdrew.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Condemns Kandahar Bombing, Attributes Attack to “Covert Intelligence Circles in Afghanistan”

The Afghan Taliban further denied the January 10, 2017 bombing at a government compound in Kandahar, which killed five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Shows Fighters Training, Threatens U.S., Invites “Muslim Brothers” to Jihad

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing fighters training at al-Farouq Camp, and featuring a speaker defining the group’s “aim,” threatening the U.S., and inviting “other Muslim brothers” to join.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing American UAV in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed to have shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) being used “to gather surveillance on Mujahideen fighters” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Monday, 16 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Reiterates Innocence from Kandahar Bombing, Expresses Intent for Good Relations with UAE

The Afghan Taliban reiterated that its fighters were not involved in the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed, and expressed that it wishes to have good relations with the UAE.

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Bringing in over 6,700 Government Defectors in 2016

The Afghan Taliban claimed bringing in 6,773 defectors from the Afghan government in 2016.

Thursday, 12 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016

The Afghan Taliban released a video of two professors who were kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to negotiate for a prisoner swap.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Declares it has No Connection to Kandahar Blast Involving UAE Diplomats

The Afghan Taliban declared that it has no connection to the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Twin Suicide Bombing on NDS Bus, Afghan Forces in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 70 “gunmen” in a twin suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, targeting a mini bus carrying National Directorate of Security (NDS) workers, and Afghan forces.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Calls U.S. Deployment of 300 Troops to Helmand the “Final Failed Efforts of Obama”

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the U.S. deploying an extra 300 troops to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, remarking that it is part of the “final failed efforts of Obama”.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Dissemination of Statements and Threats, Points to Kabul Intelligence

The Afghan Taliban denied the dissemination of various messages and threats attributed to the group and its officials, stating it is instead “the work of Kabul administration intelligence.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 9153 Operations in 2016, Killing 17805 Afghan and Foreign Forces

The Afghan Taliban published its statistics on military operations and enemy casualties for the year 2016, claiming to have carried out 9153 attacks, “small and large,” and killing a combined total of 17805 Afghan and foreign forces.

Friday, 30 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Invites Private Electric Companies to Contact its "Power Distribution" Department, Rejects NY Times Report

The Afghan Taliban invited private electricity companies to contact its "Department for Power Distribution" to facilitate their work, and rejected a report published in The New York Times about a Norwegian diplomat conversing with and meeting Mullah Muhammad Omar.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 13 Policemen, Wounding 19 Others in Helmand Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing over 13 policemen and wounding 19 others in a suicide bombing in the surroundings of Lashkargah, the provincial capital of Helmand, in southern Afghanistan.

Monday, 26 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Nearly 20 “Key Enemy Personnel” in Kabul Suicide Raid

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 20 “key enemy personnel” in a two-man suicide raid in the PD5 area of the capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Destroying American Military Vehicle in Garmsir, Killing All Occupants

The Afghan Taliban claimed destroying an American military vehicle near Camp Dwyer in Garmsir district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing all its occupants.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Posts “Introduction” of Leader, Describes Him as “Key Element” for Ongoing Jihad in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban published an “introduction” of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, detailing his life, role in the group’s establishment, and appointment to group leader, stating he is “one of the key elements in…promoting the ongoing cause of Jihad inside Afghanistan.”

Thursday, 15 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Expresses Sympathy for Muslims in Aleppo, Calls Warring Parties to Avoid Endangering Civilians

The Afghan Taliban addressed the “ongoing catastrophe” in Aleppo, Syria, expressing sympathy for civilians and calling on warring parties to avoid endangering their lives.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Media Unit Releases Video on Activity in Taliban-Controlled Areas

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video showing activity in Taliban-held territories in the region.

Friday, 09 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Denies Clashing with Tajikistan Border Forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban denied clashing with Tajikistan border forces in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, assuring that it “does not have any intention of harming its neighboring nations.”

Monday, 28 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Announces Graduation of 150 Fighters from Training Camps

The Afghan Taliban announced that 100 fighters graduated from its Khalid bin Walid Camp, and 50 graduates from the subsidiary branch in Saripul province, the Abu Dujana Camp, and published photos of the men.

Thursday, 24 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Correspondent Suggests Turning Over Captured IS Fighters to Their Home Governments

An Afghan Taliban correspondent suggested that Islamic State (IS) fighters who are captured should be turned over to the governments of their respective countries.

Monday, 21 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on September 2013 U.S. Consulate Attack in Herat

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video focusing on the September 13, 2013, suicide raid at the U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
IS and Afghan Taliban Separately Claim Downing Helicopter in Central Afghanistan

Both the Islamic State (IS) and the Afghan Taliban claimed downing a helicopter in Marghab district in Afghanistan’s Ghor province.

Monday, 14 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims 23 U.S. Soldiers Killed, 44 Others Wounded in Bagram Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed that 23 U.S. soldiers were killed and 44 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at Bagram airbase that allegedly took four months of planning.

Saturday, 12 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Advises U.S. President-Elect Trump to Withdraw Troops

The Afghan Taliban addressed a message to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, advising him to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and not pursue American interests at the expense of other countries.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Denies Presence of Foreign Fighters in its Ranks

The Afghan Taliban released a statement rejecting the presence of foreign fighters in its ranks.

Monday, 07 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Calls Reports of Qatari-Mediated Talks with Afghan Government “Baseless Propaganda”

The Afghan Taliban dismissed reports of talks between it and Afghan government officials in Doha, Qatar, suggesting them to be results of government-placed “propaganda.”

Thursday, 27 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 12 American Troops in Bagram Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 12 American "invaders" in a suicide bombing at the third entrance to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan's Parwan province.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Releases First Video Showing its Use of Drone to Record Operation

The Afghan Taliban released a video on a suicide bombing at the Nawa police headquarters in Helmand province, marking the first time it has used a drone to record an operation.

Monday, 24 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Promotes Insider Attack on U.S. Troops Near Kabul

The Afghan Taliban promoted the insider attack in which an Afghan soldier killed an American service member and a civilian and wounded others near a base close to the capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 20 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Attack on Afghan Vice President Dostum's Convoy in Faryab

The Afghan Taliban claimed an attack on a convoy in which Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum was present in Faryab province, and also claimed killing 50 from Dostum's "militias" in a second incident.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Says Attacks on Afghan Shi’ites are Attacks on All Afghans

In response to the attacks on Shi’ites in Afghanistan on the Day of Ashura, the Afghan Taliban charged that they represent an attack on all Afghans, and a means by the enemy to sow sectarian hatred and violence.

Saturday, 15 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Over 200 Police Surrendered in Helmand and Uruzgan

The Afghan Taliban claimed that 125 police and militiamen surrendered in Helmand province of southern Afghanistan, and on the same day, another 100 turned themselves over in Uruzgan.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims 21 Killed in Suicide Bombing During Battle to Capture Helmand Provincial Capital

As its fighters attempt to seize control over Lashkhar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban claimed killing 21 Afghan troops in a suicide bombing in the city outskirts.

Monday, 10 October 2016
IS Claims Killing 14 Afghan and U.S. Forces in IED Blast, Suicide Op in Jalalabad Countryside

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing six U.S. soldiers and eight Afghan forces in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast and suicide operation in southwestern Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Saturday, 08 October 2016
Afghan Taliban's Manba al-Jihad Media Unit Releases English Video on Jihadi Training Camp

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video in English, Pashto, and Persian on the Abdullah ibn Mubarak Jihad Training Camp, with a fighter threatening the "disbelievers" that they will enter their countries and capitals.

Thursday, 06 October 2016
Afghan Taliban Reports "Large Number" of Hazaras Pledging Support to It

The Afghan Taliban reported that a "large number" of Hazaras in Bamyan province of northern Afghanistan pledged support to it.

Friday, 30 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 11 American Soldiers in Northern and Southern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing seven American soldiers as they attempted with Afghan forces to "break through Mujahideen defense" in the north and south of the country, and another four in Parwan.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Releases Video on “Ideological War,” Suicide Bombings on TOLO TV Employees, French Cultural Centre in Kabul

Al-Hijrat, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video on what it called an “ideological war” waged by U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, and showing the fighters involved in the suicide bombings in Kabul that struck the French Cultural Centre and TOLO TV employees.

Monday, 12 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Leader Haibatullah Calls Fighters to Focus on Shariah Governance, Administration in Eid al-Adha Speech

The Afghan Taliban released an Eid al-Adha message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, commanding fighters to focus on Shariah governance and administration in areas they control, and to call to the people in enemy ranks to leave service.

Friday, 09 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Advances into Uruzgan Capital, Breaks into Prison and Clashes with Enemy Throughout City

The Afghan Taliban announced that its fighters have advanced into Tarinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province in central Afghanistan, and broke into the prison and engaged the enemy in clashes throughout the city.

Thursday, 08 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims 2nd Suicide Attack in Kabul in 24 Hours, Condemns Amnesty International Terming Op a "War Crime"

The Afghan Taliban claimed a five-man suicide raid in the capital, Kabul, targeting what it described as a “secret intelligence center of foreign forces disguised as a guest house,” and condemned Amnesty International for terming the attack a “war crime”. The group reported in an English communique posted on its website on September 6, 2016, that on the same day it attacked the Afghan Defense Ministry in Kabul, a suicide bomber struck an enemy compound in the capital, opening the way for four suicide attackers to enter, killing and wounding dozens. After Amnesty International decried the attack, publishing what the Afghan Taliban called a statement “suiting the fancy of the US embassy,” Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah explained that the fighters targeted a “military-intelligence center” and not CARE International, whose officer is across the street. He added:

This is not the first time Amnesty International has unjustly ruled against us rather they also accused us of wrongdoings during the conquest of Kunduz last year in accordance with the guidelines of invaders and intelligence circles.

Yesterday the Asia Branch of this supposed impartial third party organization (Amnesty International) also advised the American intelligence (CIA) to make use of new technology in preventing further Mujahideen attacks, and thus prevent the attacks of independence seeking Afghans.

Such remarks and unfounded reports by Amnesty International show that this society is not a Human Right organization but is greatly influenced by the intelligence agencies of western invading countries. That is why it carries out suspicious activities to attain malicious goals which will further bring her impartial status under the spotlight and raise doubts in the minds of common people.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing at Least 58 in Suicide Attack at Defense Ministry in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least 58 enemy personnel in a suicide attack at the Defense Ministry in the capital, Kabul.

Monday, 05 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Shooting Down an American F-16 in Bagram

The Afghan Taliban claimed that its fighters shot down an American F-16 fighter jet in Bagram district of Parwan province, killing its pilot and co-pilot.

Saturday, 03 September 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 41 as Initial Toll in Suicide Raid on Charkh District HQ in Logar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 41 Afghans, including the district governor and police chief, as the initial toll of an ongoing suicide raid on the Charkh district headquarters in Afghanistan’s Logar province.

Thursday, 01 September 2016
Video Released of American-Canadian Couple Pleading for Afghan Government to Change Prisoner Execution Policy

A video was released showing an American-Canadian couple pleading to their governments to pressure Kabul to change their policy on prisoner executions, or their captors will kill them.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. of Intentionally Bombing Prison Holding Captive Afghan Police

The Afghan Taliban accused the U.S. of intentionally bombing a prison in which captive Afghan police and soldiers were held in Helmand, killing 22 and wounding three others.

Friday, 26 August 2016
Zawahiri Calls on Fighters to Rally Around Afghan Taliban, Reject IS

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a speech calling on fighters to rally around the Afghan Taliban and reject the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Sunday, 21 August 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 6 U.S. Soldiers in Jalalabad Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least six American soldiers in a suicide bombing on their convoy in Jalalabad, the capital of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Monday, 08 August 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing of U.S., German, and British Nationals Escorted by ANA Convoy

The Afghan Taliban reported the killing of American, British, and German nationals, among others, near the Chishti Sharif District in Herat Province.

Friday, 05 August 2016
Afghan Taliban Provides Details on Northgate Hotel Attack, Declares it Revenge for Killing of Former Leader

The Afghan Taliban provided details on its four-man suicide raid on the Northgate Hotel in the capital, Kabul, and declared that the participating fighters sought to avenge the assassination of former leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

Monday, 01 August 2016
Afghan Taliban Says Kabul Suicide Bombings a "Plot to Ignite Civil War"

The Afghan Taliban denied any connection to the bombings on a Hazara protest in the capital, Kabul, and claimed that they represent a "plot to ignite civil war".

Saturday, 23 July 2016
Afghan Taliban Releases Video of Military Training at “Camp Umar ibn Khattab”

The Afghan Taliban released a video on fighters training at its “Camp Umar ibn Khattab” in Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

Friday, 08 July 2016
Afghan Taliban Condemns Attack at Prophet’s Mosque

The Afghan Taliban condemned the July 4, 2016 bombing at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia as a “gruesome act.”

Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Afghan Taliban Leader Haibatullah Eulogizes Predecessor, Calls for Support in Eid al-Fitr Message

The Afghan Taliban released a message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, eulogizing his predecessor and calling on all Muslims for support.

Saturday, 02 July 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Nearly 150 in Two Suicide Bombings in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 150 police trainers and officers in back-to-back suicide bombings in the capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing 16 Nepalese Security Guards in Suicide Bombing in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the suicide bombing on a minibus targeting Nepalese security guards in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Monday, 20 June 2016
Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Pledges to New Afghan Taliban Chief

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned the killing of former Afghan Taliban head Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour and pledged allegiance to the group's new chief, Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Saturday, 11 June 2016
Leader of Egyptian al-Murabitoon Gives Eulogy for Afghan Taliban Leader

Hisham Ali Ashmawi (AKA Abu Omar al-Muhajir), a former Egyptian Special Forces officer and leader of the pro-al-Qaeda al-Murabitoon, gave a eulogy for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

Friday, 10 June 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Attack on Appeals Court in Logar, Reports on Bombing in Kabul Claimed by IS

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 30, including the newly-appointed attorney general of Logar province, in a suicide raid at an appeals court, and reported on the explosion in Kabul killing Afghan MP Sher Wali Wardak – an attack also claimed by Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS).

Monday, 06 June 2016
Three al-Qaeda Branches Give Joint Eulogy for Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour

Three branches of al-Qaeda – al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and al-Qaeda in Syria (Nusra Front) - issued a joint eulogy for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Afghan Taliban Confirms Death of Leader in Drone Strike, Announces Successor

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that its now-former leader, Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, was killed in a U.S. drone strike, and announced the appointment of his successor, former deputy Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Afghan Taliban Reports Killing and Wounding “Large Number” of U.S. Soldiers in Suicide Attack

The Afghan Taliban released a statement claiming to have killed and wounded “a large number of American soldiers” in a suicide attack in Parwan’s Bagram district.

Saturday, 21 May 2016
IS Publishes Photos of Executing Afghan Taliban "Spy" in Nangarhar

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) published three photos of executing a man it identified as a "spy" for the Afghan Taliban in Nangarhar province.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 45 in Suicide Bombing at Helmand Police Academy

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 45 police and militiamen and wounding 37 others in a suicide bombing at a police academy in Helmand province.

Saturday, 14 May 2016
Afghan Taliban Releases Video on April 2016 Suicide Raid on NDS Building in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban released a video on the April 19, 2016, suicide raid at the 10th Directorate National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Kabul, where it claimed to have killed 92 people and wounded over 100.

Thursday, 12 May 2016