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Afghan Taliban Demands "Practical Response" to U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

The Afghan Taliban demanded a "practical response" from the Islamic and "free world" against the U.S. moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Monday, 14 May 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing Helicopter During Clash with American-Afghan Forces in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban claimed downing a helicopter during a clash with a joint force of American and Afghan soldiers in Helmand province in the south of the country.

Sunday, 13 May 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing American Soldier in Attack in Mihtarlam

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing an American soldier in an attack in the city of Mihtarlam in Laghman province of northeastern Afghanistan.

The group published a brief Arabic message on its website and social media channels on May 11, 2018, reporting that the day prior, fighters attacked and destroyed an enemy armored vehicle as it withdrew to Mihtarlam from Alingar district.

Friday, 11 May 2018
Afghan Taliban Releases Fighter Training Video from Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq Camp

The Afghan Taliban released a video of fighters training at its "Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq Camp".

Tuesday, 08 May 2018
Afghan Taliban and IS Each Post Military Statistics for Attacks in Afghanistan for Similar Timeframes

The Afghan Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) each posted military statistics for their attacks in Afghanistan for similar timeframes, covering April 2017 through April 2018.

Monday, 07 May 2018
Afghan Taliban Denies Connection to Killing of BBC Reporter in Khost

The Afghan Taliban denied any connection to the shooting death of BBC Pashto reporter Ahmad Shah in Khost.

Monday, 30 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Reports 232 Attacks, Over 200 Casualties Among Afghan Forces Since Beginning of New Campaign

The Afghan Taliban reported that since the beginning of its Al-Khandaq military campaign two days ago, fighters have carried out 232 attacks and inflicted over 200 casualties among Afghan forces throughout the country.

Friday, 27 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Announces Commencement of New Military Campaign, Indicates U.S. Forces as Primary Target

The Afghan Taliban announced the commencement of its new military campaign, dubbed “Al Khandaq,” and indicated that “American invaders and their intelligence agents” are the primary targets.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Releases Video from "Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur Camp" in Baghlan

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing the training of fighters at a camp in Baghlan province named in honor of former leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur.

Monday, 23 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. President Trump of Directing Troops to Kill Civilians

The Afghan Taliban published a statement from its "Department for the Prevention of Civilian Casualties" accusing U.S. President Donald Trump of ordering American forces to massacre civilians.

Monday, 16 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing on ANSF Unit in Wardak in Revenge for Kunduz Airstrike

The Afghan Taliban reported that a suicide bombing it executed on an Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) unit in Wardak province came in revenge for the killing of tens of civilians, referring to the April 2, 2018, airstrike on a religious school in Kunduz.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Disputes Reports of Chinese Militants Killed in Badakhshan, Stresses No Foreigners in its Ranks

The Afghan Taliban disputed reports that the Afghan National Army (ANA) killed two Chinese militants in Badakhshan, a province that shares a border with China, and stressed that it does not have foreign fighters in its ranks.

Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Remarks Jerusalem Capital Recognition Emboldened Israel to "Oppress" Palestinians, Use Force Against Protestors in Gaza

The Afghan Taliban remarked that the recognition of Jerusalem of Israel's capital by the U.S. emboldened it to "oppress" Palestinians, manifested in its using force against protestors in Gaza.

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Rocket Strike on U.S. Positions in Kandahar Airbase, Destroying American Armored Vehicle with Mine

The Afghan Taliban claimed a rocket strike on U.S. military positions in Kandahar Airbase and then bombing Americans in an armored vehicle traveling to the launch site.

Friday, 30 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Threatens to Continue Cutting Power to Kabul Unless Demands are Met

The Afghan Taliban threatened that it would continue cutting off power to Kabul unless its demands are met to power and civil services in Baghlan and Kunduz provinces.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on Targeted Attacks Such as Jan. 2014 Suicide Bombing on Military Bus, Oct. 2017 Rocket Strike on Camp Khidr

The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on the targeted attacks it carried out over the past years, including the January 2014 suicide bombing on a military bus in Kabul, and the October 2017 rocket strike on American forces at Camp Khidr in Logar.

Friday, 16 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Details Killing, Wounding 100+ in Four-man Suicide Raid on Boldak Security HQ, Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban provided details of a four-man suicide raid it carried out on the Boldak Security headquarters in Kandahar, where it claimed killing and wounding hundreds.

Thursday, 08 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Inflicting Casualties Among American Soldiers in Logar Rocket Strike

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting casualties among American soldiers in a rocket strike on a military base in Pul-e Alam, the provincial capital of Logar.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Responds to Open Letter for Peace Talks and Ceasefire, States “We Do Not Fear America”

The Afghan Taliban responded to an open letter urging for peace talks and a ceasefire from Barnett Rubin, who currently directs the Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), asserting Rubin missed “a few crucial points.”

Thursday, 01 March 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Taking 17 Security Forces and Governor Spokesman as POWs in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed taking 17 security forces and the spokesman for Uruzgan's provincial governor as POWs in a "special operation" in neighboring Kandahar province.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Condemns Bombings in Eastern Ghouta, Calls on Muslim Fighters to Unite Against “External Enemies”

The Afghan Taliban condemned the recent bombing of Syrian civilians in Eastern Ghouta, calling on fighters in the area to “set aside their internal differences” and fight against the “real external enemies.”

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Inflicting Casualties Among U.S. Forces in Bombing in Laghman

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting casualties among American soldiers in a bombing in Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Calls for U.S. to Accept “Legitimate Demands,” Find “Peaceful Strategy” for Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban called for the U.S. government to accept its “legitimate demands” and proceed with a “peaceful strategy,” arguing continued military intervention “will only intensify and prolong the war.”

Monday, 26 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Inflicting Dozens of Casualties in 2 Suicide Bombings 3 Hours Apart in Helmand, Provides Details

In an update to its prior reports on two suicide bombings three hours apart in Helmand province, the Afghan Taliban provided details on the operations and claimed inflicting dozens of casualties among Afghan military and intelligence personnel.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Inflicting Heavy Losses in 2 Suicide Bombings 3 Hours Apart in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting heavy losses among Afghan soldiers and intelligence elements in two suicide bombings three hours apart in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

Saturday, 24 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Declares Support and "Authorship Privilege" of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

The Afghan Taliban claimed to have "authorship privilege" of the TAPI [Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India] gas pipeline project and expressed its support for it, while at the same time warning of delays imposed by the U.S. and embezzlement by the Afghan government.

Friday, 23 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing, Wounding American and “Enemy” Soldiers in Farah and Laghman Provinces

The Afghan Taliban reported killing and wounding U.S. and “enemy” forces in three attacks within the country’s Farah and Laghman provinces.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
IS' Khorasan Province Beheads Afghan Taliban Fighter and Accused Government Spy

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province published photos of beheading two men, one an Afghan Taliban fighter and the other an accused spy for the Afghan government.

Monday, 19 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Dismisses UNAMA Report on Civilian Casualties as Mere "Propaganda" and "Pressure Tool"

Similar to its declared position on every report that casts its fighters as most responsible for civilian casualties in Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban dismissed a UNAMA report on the subject as mere "propaganda" and a "pressure tool".

Friday, 16 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Addresses Letter to American People, "Peace Loving Congressman" to End War

The Afghan Taliban addressed a letter to the American people and "peace loving congressmen," presenting arguments as to why the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan should come to end and that "logic" must overrule military force.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 8 Italian Soldiers in Separate Rocket Strikes on Base in Farah

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing a total of eight Italian soldiers in two rockets attacks on an airbase in Farah province in western Afghanistan.

Monday, 12 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Threatens Revenge Against Hostages, Afghan Judicial Officials if Pul-e-Charkhi Prisoners Executed

The Afghan Taliban threatened revenge against hostages in its possession and Afghan judicial officials if fighters held in Pul-e-Charkhi prison are executed.

Monday, 05 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Photographs Fighters in Snowy Scenes at Training Camp in Northern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban published photos of its fighters in snowy scenes at a training camp in northern Afghanistan.

Friday, 02 February 2018
Afghan Taliban Video Shows Training Footage of “Abu Bakr Siddiq” Military Camp

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing military training and an operation from its “Abu Bakr Siddiq” camp.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Welcomes Challenge by "Trump and His War-Mongering Supporters"

Responding to U.S. President Donald Trump rejecting peace talks and opting for continued military action, the Afghan Taliban welcomed the challenge by Trump and his "war-mongering supporters".

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Justifies Ministry of Interior Suicide Bombing, Assuring Public of No Civilian Casualties

The Afghan Taliban justified its suicide bombing on the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, reassuring civilians that military forces were the sole targets of the attack.

Monday, 29 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing in Capital City of Kabul, Asserting “Military Personnel” 246 Casualties

The Afghan Taliban claimed a suicide bombing “near the old interior ministry building,” in the capital city of Kabul, reportedly resulting in 246 military casualties, including officers.

Saturday, 27 January 2018
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Ops in Nangarhar & Jowzjan, Killing & Wounding U.S., Afghan, Taliban Forces

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing a U.S. soldier and wounding Afghan forces in Nangarhar and killing and wounding more than 34 Afghan Taliban fighters in Jowzjan following two operations.

Monday, 22 January 2018
'Amaq Reports IS Taking 5 Afghan Taliban Fighters Prisoner in Jowzjan

'Amaq News Agency reported that the Islamic State (IS) captured five Afghan Taliban fighters during clashes between both sides in Jowzjan province in northern Afghanistan.

Friday, 19 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 5 American Soldiers, 6 Afghan Special Forces Amidst Clashes in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five American soldiers and six Afghan Special Forces amidst clashes in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 18 January 2018
Responding to Announced Deployment of Additional U.S. Troops, Afghan Taliban Reiterates Having Multitudes of Infiltrators

Again responding to the announced deployment of 700 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban reiterated having multitudes of infiltrators in Afghan security ranks.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing, Wounding Three U.S. Soldiers near Jalalabad Airport

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding three U.S. soldiers near Jalalabad Airport in Nangahar.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Destroying U.S. APC Near Kandahar Airbase, Killing All Onboard

The Afghan Taliban claimed that it destroyed a U.S. armored personnel carrier (APC) near Kandahar Airbase, killing all who were onboard.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Releases Android App for Accessing its Propaganda

The Afghan Taliban released an application for the Android operating system allowing users another way to access its propaganda.

Monday, 01 January 2018
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Nearly 15,000 Afghan Security Forces, 289 Foreign "Invaders" in 2017

In a year-end report on its military operations in 2017, the Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 15,000 Afghan security forces and 289 foreign "invaders," and mounting 7,500 attacks.

Friday, 29 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 Americans in "Tactical Blast" in Herat Airbase

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two Americans in what it described as a "tactical blast" inside an intelligence office in Herat airbase.

Thursday, 28 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 31 ANA Soldiers, Wounding 22 in Suicide Bombing in Helmand's Provincial Capital

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing a total of 31 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and wounding 22 others in a suicide bombing in Helmand's provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 U.S. Soldiers, Wounding 3 in "Tactical Explosion" Near Jalalabad Airpor

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers and wounding three others in what it described as a "tactical explosion" near Jalalabad International Airport in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Thursday, 21 December 2017
Al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Releases Biography of Fighter Killed while Participating in Afghan Taliban Suicide Raid

Al-Qaeda's (AQ) as-Sahab Media Foundation released a biography of a Saudi fighter who was killed while participating in an Afghan Taliban-claimed suicide raid.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Shows Training Footage of “Umari Martyrdom Battalion”

The Afghan Taliban released a video showing the military training of fighters from the “Umari Martyrdom Battalion” camp.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Wounding 4 U.S. Soldiers in Kunduz, Reports Commando Attack at ANA Checkpoint in Paktika

The Afghan Taliban claimed wounding four U.S. soldiers amidst clashes in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, and reported a commando attack on an Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoint in Paktika.

Monday, 11 December 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Defeated Afghan Taliban in Clashes in Laghman and Nangarhar

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed defeating Afghan Taliban fighters in clashes in Laghman and Nangarhar in Afghanistan, and killing a total of ten of them.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Visual Interview with IS Defector, Former Khorasan Province Deputy

The Afghan Taliban released a visual interview with an individual identifying himself as the former deputy leader of the Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province, who defected to the group and attacked the IS division for criminality and not having a future in Afghanistan.

Thursday, 30 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Accuses U.S. and Afghan Government of Supporting IS in Nangarhar, Deliberately Displacing Civilians

The Afghan Taliban accused the U.S. "occupiers" and Afghan government of supporting the Islamic State (IS) in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, and deliberately displacing civilians for their backing the fighters.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 6 American Soldiers in Suicide Bombing in Qarabagh, Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing six American soldiers in a suicide bombing on their gathering in Qarabagh district of Kabul.

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Infiltrator Fighter Killed 27 Security Forces in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban reported that an infiltrator fighter killed 27 Afghan security forces in an attack in their post in Helmand's Marjah district.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 2 U.S. Special Forces Killed While Attempting to Capture Fighter in Herat

The Afghan Taliban claimed that two U.S. Special Forces and their translator and three Afghan commandos were killed while attempting to capture a fighter in Herat province.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Four American Soldiers in Attacks in Herat and Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing four American soldiers, two of whom it identified as Special Forces, in two attacks in Herat and Nangarhar provinces of Afghanistan.

Saturday, 18 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 4 American Soldiers, 5 Afghan "Commandos" in Clash in Herat

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing four American soldiers and wounding a fifth, and killing five Afghan "commandos" during clashes in Herat province.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing at Least 88 Afghan Security Forces in 24-Hours in Four Provinces

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least 88 Afghan security forces in 24-hours in various attacks and clashes in four provinces, including Farah, Kandahar, Khost, and Nuristan.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Enemy Thwarted Police Academy Attack in Wardak, Claims Killing and Wounding Dozens

The Afghan Taliban denied enemy claims of thwarting its suicide raid on a police academy building in Wardak province’s Saydabad district, claiming that fighters successfully completed the operation and killed and wounded dozens.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing U.S. Supervisors, Afghan Soldiers in Ongoing Suicide Raid on Training Academy in Wardak

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing American supervisors and inflicting casualties among dozens of Afghan soldiers in a suicide raid on a training academy in Wardak province.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 5 U.S. Soldiers, Not One, were Killed in "Special Operation" in Logar

Refuting the U.S. military in its stating that one American soldier succumbed to wounds inflicted in an operation in Logar province, the Afghan Taliban claimed that five were killed, and that the U.S. is following a "policy of obfuscation".

Sunday, 05 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports 2 U.S. Military Advisors Killed, 3 Wounded in "Tactical Explosion" in Jalalabad International Airport

In an update to its prior report on a "tactical explosion" inside Jalalabad International Airport in Nangarhar province, the Afghan Taliban stated that two American military advisors were killed and three others were wounded.

Sunday, 29 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Rejects Report U.S. Chinook Hit Tree and Crashed, Claims Downing Aircraft and Killing 43

The Afghan Taliban claimed that its fighters shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in Logar province, killing 43 American and Afghan soldiers onboard, and rejected a report that the aircraft crashed due to hitting trees.

Saturday, 28 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Burial of ANA Infiltrator who Allegedly Killed 13 U.S. Soldiers, Says Americans and Afghans are Covering Up Incident

The Afghan Taliban reported the burial of the fighter who infiltrated the Afghan National Army (ANA) ranks and allegedly killed 13 U.S. soldiers in Laghman province, and claimed that the Americans and Afghans are covering up the incident.

Friday, 27 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 6 American Soldiers, 5 Afghans in Wardak

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing six American soldiers and five Afghans in multiple attacks in Wardak province in central Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 15 in Suicide Bombing Outside Military Academy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed the killing of 15 army cadets in a suicide bombing in front of a military academy building in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Saturday, 21 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 60 Afghan Soldiers, "Liberating" Military Base in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 60 Afghan soldiers in a suicide bombing and raid on a military base in Kandahar, and also "liberating" the location.

Thursday, 19 October 2017
In Detailed Report on Paktia Suicide Raid, Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 277 and Wounding 162

At the conclusion of its 8-man suicide raid on security headquarters and a police command in Paktia's provincial capital, the Afghan Taliban provided a detailed report on the operation, claiming the killing of 277 enemy elements and the wounding of 162 others.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Charges of Rape, Infanticide by Freed Canadian Hostage

The Afghan Taliban denied charges by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his captors raped his wife, Caitlin Coleman, and murdered their infant daughter.

Sunday, 15 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers in Nangarhar, Downing U.S. Spy Plane in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two American soldiers in a blast in Nangarhar, and shooting down a U.S. spy plane in Kunduz.

Saturday, 14 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Reiterates that Trump Strategy for War in Afghanistan Will Only Fuel Jihad

Remarking on U.S. President Donald Trump's new strategy in Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban declared that it will only fuel the jihadi spirit embodied by Afghans, and it has already been demonstrated in recent suicide bombings.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Military Transport Plane in Parwan Using "Special Tactic"

The Afghan Taliban claimed downing a U.S. military transport plane in Parwan province using a "special tactic" and killing dozen of soldiers.

Saturday, 07 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Announces People of 27 Badghis Villages Pledging, Offering Men and Weapons

The Afghan Taliban announced that the residents of 27 villages in Badghis province in northwestern Afghanistan declared their support for the group and their leaders pledging allegiance, and also their offering men and weapons.

Thursday, 05 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts that Kabul Airport Attack Challenges Trump's "New War Strategy"

Maintaining its own claim of credit for an attack on Kabul International Airport during the visit of James Mattis and Jens Stoltenberg, the Afghan Taliban boasted that it challenges the "new war strategy" announced by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Friday, 29 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Fighters Threaten Trump to Withdraw U.S. Forces or They Will 'Play with Their Skulls"

The Afghan Taliban's Manba al-Jihad media unit released a video in four languages in which fighters threaten U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan or they will kill them and 'play with their skulls".

Thursday, 28 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing on U.S. Convoy in Kabul, Warns of “Surprises” for American Soldiers

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 16 American soldiers in a suicide bombing on their convoy in the capital, Kabul.

Sunday, 24 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 4 U.S. Soldiers in Mine Blast in Parwan

One day after claiming to have killed three American soldiers in a bomb blast in Nangarhar province, the Afghan Taliban alleged that it killed another four in Parwan.

Friday, 22 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in IED Blasts in Front of Jalalabad Airfield

The Afghan Taliban claimed that three American soldiers were killed when bombs struck their vehicle in front of Jalalabad airfield in Nangarhar province.

Thursday, 21 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 13 U.S. Soldiers, Wounding 11 Others in Suicide Bombing in Parwan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 13 American soldiers and inflicting another 11 with “life-threatening injuries” in a suicide bombing on their convoy in Parwan.

Monday, 11 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Bagram Suicide Bombing as Revenge for Leaflet Insulting Islam

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 20 American soldiers in a suicide bombing outside Bagram Airbase, in what it called an act of revenge for a leaflet insulting Islam.

Wednesday, 06 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Urges Muslims Not Wait for Human Rights Orgs to Act on Muslim Genocide in Myanmar, Take Action

Reacting to reports of Muslim genocide by Buddhists in Myanmar (Burma), the Afghan Taliban urged Muslims not to wait for human rights organizations to act, but to take action themselves.

Monday, 04 September 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Discusses Ambushes, Shows Suicide Attacks, Including July 2013 Operation at Supreme Group Logistics in Kabul

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video discussing ambushes and showing footage of such attacks, as well as bombings and suicide operations including that in July 2013 at the Kabul compound of the Supreme Group logistics company.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Leader Haibatullah Calls Afghan Businessmen to Invest in Sectors Under its Administration in Eid al-Adha Message

The Afghan Taliban released an Eid al-Adha message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, calling on Afghan businessmen to build factories and to invest in various sectors under its administration, and reiterating previously stated points about the group’s political objectives.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 58 Afghan Security Forces Killed in Helmand Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 58 Afghan security forces including what it described as “key commanders” in a suicide bombing in Helmand province.

Monday, 28 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 70 Killed, Wounded in Suicide Bombing Near Police HQ in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 70 Afghan security forces in a suicide bombing near a police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand in the south of the country.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers, ‘Horribly Wounding’ a Third During Clashes in Logar

The Afghan Taliban claimed that during clashes in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital of Logar in northern Afghanistan, its fighters killed at least two American soldiers and “horribly wounded” a third.

Monday, 21 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports 3 Americans Killed in Previously Claimed Suicide Bombing in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban provided an updated to its communique for the August 15, 2017, suicide bombing in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, claiming that three American “aggressors” are among the dozens of casualties.

Thursday, 17 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Attempts to Reason with U.S. President Trump in Open Letter, Insists Upon Futility of the War

The Afghan Taliban published an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, urging him to not repeat the “historical mistake” of continuing the war in Afghanistan or risk having the group “reach out to [his] foes” for help.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing Killing and Wounding Dozens of Commandos, Police, and Intel in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding dozens of Afghan commandos, policemen, and intelligence elements in a suicide bombing in Kunduz province.

In an Arabic communique posted on its website on August 15, 2017, group spokesman Zabihullah reported that a fighter, “Shafiqullah,” detonated his vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) on a location where enemy forces were present and preparing to mount an offensive on its positions. He wrote: “Initial reports indicate that dozens of soldiers among the commando forces were killed and wounded, as well as intelligence and police elements, and a large number of tanks and vehicles were destroyed, and other military equipment were burned, as well”.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on Suicide Attacks Hitting U.S. Forces, NDS HQ in Jalalabad

The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on suicide attacks, including the August 2014 six-man suicide raid at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, and the August 2016 suicide bombing on a U.S. convoy, also in the capital of Nangarhar province.

The 50 minute, 58 second, Pashto-language video, entitled, “Strike of Khaibar,” was produced by the group’s al-Emarah Jihadi Studios, and was posted on its website and Telegram channels on August 10, 2017. Footage shows the wills, training, and execution of attacks by fighters in Logar, Nangarhar, and Paktika. The attack on the American convoy is shown through computer-generated images, and according to a prior message, resulted in the killing of six soldiers. Regarding the six-man suicide raid, the Afghan Taliban had reported that it resulted in killing 71 Afghan intelligence agents and security forces, and wounding 83 others.

Friday, 11 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports ANA Infiltrators Killing 11 Soldiers in Kandahar, Rejoining Fighters with Weapons

The Afghan Taliban reported that five of its fighters who infiltrated the ranks of the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot and killed 11 soldiers inside a checkpoint in Kandahar, and then rejoined the group, bringing with them weapons and equipment.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Link to Civilian Massacre in Sar-e Pol, Remarks on Saudi Assertion Regarding Relationship with Qatar

The Afghan Taliban denied a connection to a civilian massacre in Sar-e Pol provinces, and remarked on an assertion from a Saudi diplomat about its relationship with Qatar.

Monday, 07 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing, Wounding 11 U.S. Special Forces in Suicide Bombing Near Bagram Airbase

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding 11 American Special Forces in a suicide bombing near Bagram Airbase.

Friday, 04 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Suicide Bombing on U.S. Tanks in Kandahar, Killing 15

The Afghan Taliban claimed carrying out a suicide operation on two U.S. armored tanks in Kandahar city, “leaving 15 invaders killed on the spot.”

Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Helicopter in Spin Gar (Nangarhar), Killing Crew

The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down a U.S. helicopter in the Spin Gar area of Nangarhar province as soldiers attempted to drop on its positions.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017
Afghan Taliban Boasts of Protecting Crop Production, Achieving High Revenue for Civilians

Highlighting an unusual aspect of the services it provides civilians, the Afghan Taliban boasted that it protected pistachio crops in Badghis province from “commanders and thieves of the Kabul regime,” and delivered the produced yield to the people, which resulted in high revenue.

Friday, 28 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Infiltrator in Afghan Army Killed Three American Soldiers

The Afghan Taliban reported that a fighter who infiltrated the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot and killed three American soldiers in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Announces Two Tribal Leaders of 3,000 Families Combined Pledged Support to Group, Denies Presence of IS in Ghor

The Afghan Taliban announced that in Ghor province, two tribal leaders, one overseeing 1,000 families and another heading 2,000 families, pledged support to the group and delivered to them large quantities of weapons and ammunition, and also denied that the Islamic State (IS) is present in the area.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017