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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
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 37 in Suicide Bombing on Two Buses of Intelligence Staff in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 37 intelligence investigators and staff in a suicide bombing on two buses carrying them in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Monday, 24 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Military Transport Plane in Bagram

The Afghan Taliban claimed that its fighters struck a U.S. military transport plane and caused it to crash and burn inside Bagram Airbase.

Saturday, 22 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Son of Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada Among “Martyrdom-Seekers” Involved in Gerishk Offensive

The Afghan Taliban reported that a 20-year-old son of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, is among the “martyrdom-seekers” who participated in its offensive on Gerishk district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Saturday, 22 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Condemns Israel’s Closure of al-Aqsa Mosque

The Afghan Taliban condemned Israel’s closure of al-Aqsa Mosque and preventing Muslims from Friday prayer there, which followed the shooting death of two Israeli soldiers at the Temple Mount.

Saturday, 15 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Downing U.S. Attack Helicopter in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed shooting down a U.S. attack helicopter as it executed airstrikes in northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province.

Monday, 10 July 2017
IS’ Khorasan Provinces Publishes Photos of Attack on Afghan Taliban Near Tora Bora

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province published a photo report of an attack on Afghan Taliban positions near Tora Bora in Afghanistan.

Monday, 10 July 2017
Afghan Taliban Condemns Alleged Mistreatment of Inmates in Joint U.S.-Afghan Run Bagram Prison

Citing “authentic reports” received by its officials, the Afghan Taliban condemned the alleged mistreatment of inmates in the joint U.S.-Afghan run Bagram prison in Afghanistan, and listed examples of prisoner abuse.

Sunday, 09 July 2017
IS Media Affiliate Releases Video of Children and Adults Executing Alleged Taliban Spies, Afghan Soldiers

The Islamic State (IS)-affiliated Furat Media released a video of children and adult fighters in the group’s Khorasan Province executing spies for the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban movements and Afghan soldiers.

Monday, 26 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Regards Americans as “Key Factor” Behind War in Afghanistan in Eid al-Fitr Speech

The Afghan Taliban released an Eid al-Fitr message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, regarding Americans as a “key factor” behind the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and expressing that the group is “deeply upset” by the recent conflict between Qatar and Gulf states.

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on Various Training Camps Throughout Country

The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on the various military training camps it operates in Afghanistan, and promoting jihad as integral for Muslims’ salvation and its preparation as a “divine obligation”.

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 73 Killed, 44 Wounded in Suicide Bombing Outside Kabul Bank Branch in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 73 Afghan security forces and wounding 44 others in a suicide bombing outside the Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Second Video of American and Australian Professors Kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016

The Afghan Taliban released a second video of two professors kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump to “have mercy” and negotiate for a prisoner swap.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Taking Control Over District Near Location Earlier Stormed by IS

Hours after the Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed it seized control over seven Afghan National Army (ANA) checkpoints near Darzab district in Jowzjan, the Afghan Taliban reported that the district fell to its fighters.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Attack on Bagram Airfield Guards, Calls Them “Spies” for Americans

The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the attack on Bagram airfield guards as they were en route to the American base, and described them as “spies”.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 200 Killed in 5-Man Suicide Raid on Gardez Police Headquarters

The Afghan Taliban claimed that 200 “Police Special Unit hirelings” were killed in a five-man suicide raid on a police headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan.

Sunday, 18 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Promotes Insider Attack on U.S. Forces in Balkh

The Afghan Taliban promoted the insider attack on U.S. forces at the 209 Shaheen Military Corps headquarters in Balkh province, expressing that the shooter had a “sense of patriotism”.

Saturday, 17 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 26 at “Key” NDS Base in Helmand in Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 26 “puppets” in a suicide bombing at what it described as a key National Directorate of Security (NDS) headquarters in Gerishk district in Helmand province.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 5 U.S. Troops in Bombing of APC in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five U.S. troops in a bombing that allegedly tore apart their armored personnel carrier (APC) in Nangarhar province.

Monday, 12 June 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Seizing 6 Taliban-Held Positions in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over six position held by the Afghan Taliban in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Monday, 12 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims its Infiltrator in Afghan Forces Killed 4 U.S. Troops

The Afghan Taliban claimed that one of its infiltrators in the ranks of the Afghan forces opened fire on U.S. troops and killed four in Nangarhar province.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing and Wounding 4 U.S. Forces in Helmand, Rocket Strike on Resolute Support HQ in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting deaths and wounds among four U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and firing rockets at a headquarters of the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support in Kabul.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Releasing 73 Hostage Security Forces in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban reported that it released a total of 73 Afghan security forces and officials it took prisoner in Kandahar, in addition to giving them money.

Monday, 05 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Reports Infiltrator Fighters Killing Over 30 Policemen in Kandahar

The Afghan Taliban reported that two infiltrator fighters in the Afghan police ranks opened fire on policemen in Kandahar city, killing more than 30.

Sunday, 04 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Role in Bombings at Funeral in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban denied any connection to the bombings at a funeral in Kabul.

Saturday, 03 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Reiterates Denial of Role in Kabul Suicide Bombing, Threatens to Kill Foreign Hostages as Revenge for Prisoner Executions

The Afghan Taliban reiterated its denial of any connection to the May 31, 2017, suicide bombing in Kabul’s diplomatic zone, and responding to reports that the Afghan government signed orders for the execution of 11 prisoners, threatened “harsh exemplary attacks” in revenge, including the murder of foreign hostages it holds.

Friday, 02 June 2017
Afghan Taliban Says U.S. Forces Sustained “Deadly Losses” in Kunduz, Two Killed in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting “deadly losses” on U.S. forces with mortar strikes in northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, and killing twi others with explosives in Nangarhar.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Involvement in Suicide Bombing Near German Embassy in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban denied any connection to the massive suicide bombing near the German Embassy in Kabul, and condemned it on the grounds that it harmed civilians and had no “legitimate target”.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Two U.S. Forces in IED Explosion in Nangarhar

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing two U.S. forces in a roadside bombing in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 10 U.S. Soldiers and 32 Afghan Troops in Kunduz, 19 Security Forces in Helmand

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 10 U.S. soldiers and 32 Afghan troops amidst ongoing clashes in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, and killing an additional 19 Afghan security forces in a suicide bombing in Helmand.

Friday, 26 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing a U.S. General, 18 Afghan Soldiers in Kunduz

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing a U.S. general and 18 Afghan soldiers in Kunduz district, the provincial capital of Kunduz.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Two-Man Suicide Raid at New Kabul Bank Branch in Paktia

The Afghan Taliban claimed a two-man suicide raid at a branch of New Kabul Bank in Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s Paktia province, targeting security elements in queue for their pay.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing at Least Four from U.S. Forces with IEDs in Parwan

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing at least four from U.S. forces with IEDs in Afghanistan’s Parwan province.

Monday, 15 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Warns Kabul Government to Halt Prisoner Executions

Afghan Taliban issued a warning to the government of Kabul to halt its executions of “innocent hostages and prisoners” or face becoming “priority in receiving the punishment for [its] actions.”

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Spokesman Offers Advice to Fighters, Jihadists on Social Media Websites

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah offered advice to fighters and the group’s supporters on social media websites regarding the type of material they post and the discussions in which they engage with others.

Monday, 01 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 6 U.S. Soldiers in Nangarhar Suicide Bombing

Within its recently-declared “Operation Mansouri,” the Afghan Taliban claimed killing six U.S. soldiers in a suicide bombing on their convoy in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province.

Monday, 01 May 2017
Afghan Taliban Announces New Spring Military Offensive to Focus on Foreign Forces

The Afghan Taliban announced the commencement of its 2017 springtime military offensive, “Operation Mansouri,” and indicated that it will primarily focus on foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Friday, 28 April 2017
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