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AQIS Publishes its “Code of Conduct,” Declares U.S. Citizens and Interests in Pakistan its “Foremost Priority”

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the AQ branch for Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and as it just revealed, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), released its “Code of Conduct,” wherein it declared that Americans and U.S. interests in Pakistan are its “foremost priority”.

Sunday, 25 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Seizing 7 Afghan Army Positions in Jowzjan

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over seven checkpoints belonging to the Afghan National Army in Jowzjan in northern Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 20 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
IS Claims 17 Killed in Suicide Attack at Shi’a Mosque in Afghan Capital

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing at least 17 Shi’ites in a suicide attack on the Shi’a al-Zahra mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Friday, 16 June 2017
IS Claims Attack at Shi’ite Mosque in Kabul Through ‘Amaq News Agency

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit through its ‘Amaq News Agency for the attack at the Shi’a al-Zahra mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
IS Announces in Naba 85 its Seizing Control Over Tora Bora and Neighboring Areas in Nangarhar

The Islamic State (IS) announced in the 85th issue of its al-Naba newspaper that its fighters seized control over Tora Bora and neighboring areas in Nangarhar from the Afghan Taliban.

Thursday, 15 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 7 in Suicide Bombing at Jalalabad Military Airport Checkpoint

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing seven Afghan security forces in a suicide bombing at a military airport checkpoint in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 01 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
Pro-IS Telegram User Suggests Imprisoned Jihadists Become Double Agents

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram user suggested to imprisoned jihadists to become double agents and attempt an operation similar to that of Camp Chapman suicide bomber Humam al-Balawi (AKA Abu Dujana al-Khorasani) in 2009.

Tuesday, 23 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
IS Claims Killing Over 28 from Afghan Army Forces in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed the killing of over 28 from Afghan Army forces in the Chaparhar area of Nangarhar.

Monday, 22 May 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing Nearly 30 in Suicide Raid on National Radio, TV Station in Jalalabad

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing nearly 30 Afghan security elements and media personnel in a suicide raid on the Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) building in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
‘Amaq Reports IS Suicide Raid on Afghan National Radio, Television Station

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters are responsible for the suicide raid at the Afghan national radio and television station in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.

Wednesday, 17 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
'Amaq Reports IS Bombing Killing Shi'ites in Afghanistan's Herat Province

'Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State (IS) reported that the group is responsible for the killing of Shi'ites in a bombing in the Haji 'Abbas area of Herat province in western Afghanistan.

Sunday, 14 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
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Nine Afghan Army Elements Killed by Explosive-Laden Motorbike in Jalalabad

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing of nine Afghan Army elements after detonating an explosive-laden motorbike in Jalalabad.

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
IS’ Khorasan Claims Seizing Control Over District in Nangarhar from Afghan Taliban

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over Chaparhar district in Nangarhar after defeating Afghan Taliban fighters in a broad offensive in that location.

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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 30 Taliban Fighters, Capturing 40 Others in Clashes in Jowzjan

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing 30 “apostates” from the Afghan Taliban and capturing 40 others following four days of clashes in Jowzjan in northern Afghanistan.

Saturday, 29 April 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
Following ‘Amaq Report, IS Issues Communique on Killing U.S. and Afghan Soldiers in Nangarhar

The Islamic State (IS) released an official claim of killing and wounding U.S. and Afghan forces during a “failed landing operation” in Afghanistan.

The communique was released on April 27, 2017 by IS’ Khorasan Province, hours after IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency reported on the event. It stated that IS fighters “thwarted an air landing attempt” by U.S. and Afghan forces in the Mamand Achin area of Nangarhar, during which “fierce clashes took place.” The statement concluded of the attack:

It led to the killing of a number of [U.S. forces] and wounding of others [among them], and the occurrence of deaths and injuries among the apostates, while the rest of them escaped after Allah made them turn back in disappointment, and unto Allah is all praise.

The same day, a Pentagon spokesman announced that two American soldiers were killed while targeting IS forces in Nangarhar.

 

Thursday, 27 April 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq Reports Killing and Wounding U.S., Afghan Forces During “Failed Landing Operation” in Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the killing and wounding of U.S. and Afghan forces during a “failed landing operation” in Afghanistan.The message, released on April 27, 2017, stated that IS fighters “thwarted…a landing operation by U.S. forces, accompanied by Afghan Special Forces” in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. After describing what was “nearly 60 minutes” of “fierce rocket and artillery bombardment,” the message stated:

[‘Amaq’s] sources said that deaths and injuries were inflicted among U.S. forces during the operation, and also affirmed that traces of blood were discovered in the location where the helicopters landed.

An accompanying image, showing military gear accompanied by a U.S. flag, was clarified as being an “archive photo.”

Thursday, 27 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
IS Continues Coverage of MOAB Attack in Naba 77, Justifies Killing of Coptic Christians

In the 77th issue of its weekly newspaper, al-Naba, the Islamic State (IS) continued its coverage of the U.S. military dropping a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) on its tunnel complex in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, and also justified the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Thursday, 20 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
IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Publishes Infographic Downplaying MOAB’s Impact

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency published an infographic downplaying the impact of the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) dropped by the U.S. on an IS tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Sunday, 16 April 2017
Pro-IS Group Ridicules Cost of MOAB Relative to Result and IS Soda Can Explosive in Infographic

The pro-Islamic State (IS) Nashir News Agency published an infographic ridiculing the cost of the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) relative not only to its cost, but to the soda can explosive used by the group’s Sinai Province to take down a Russian airliner in October 2015.

Saturday, 15 April 2017
Jihadists React to America’s Use of MOAB in Afghanistan, Call for Revenge

Following America’s use of a 10 kg “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB) on an Islamic State (IS) tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, pro-IS jihadists tried to downplay its effect while at the same time calling for revenge.

Friday, 14 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
‘Amaq Denies Reports of IS Casualties in MOAB Attack in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency denied reports of the group incurring casualties in America dropping a “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (MOAB), a 10,300 kg bomb, on its tunnel complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

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
IS Claims Suicide Bombing Near Afghan Government Offices in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the April 12, 2017, suicide bombing near Afghan government offices in the capital, Kabul, and published a photo of the executor.

Thursday, 13 April 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims 10-Man Suicide Raid on Joint American-Afghan Position in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a 10-man suicide raid on a joint position of American and Afghan troops in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan.

Sunday, 09 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing Afghan Soldiers, Wounding American in Nangarhar Attack

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing four Afghan troops and wounding an American soldier in an attack in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
Al-Mahmud Media Video Breaks Down U.S. Spending on War in Afghanistan, Blames Tax Payers

Al-Mahmud Media released a video breaking down some of the “trillions of dollars” spent by the U.S. government on the war in Afghanistan, blaming the American tax payers, and showing combat footage and a suicide operation carried out by the Afghan Taliban.

Wednesday, 05 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
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 400 in 5-Man Suicide Raid at Kabul Military Hospital

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding nearly 400 people in a five-man suicide raid at a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Wednesday, 08 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
‘Amaq Reports IS Suicide Raid at Military Hospital in Kabul, Over 100 Killed

Through its ‘Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the suicide raid at a military hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and reported over 100 killed as the initial outcome.

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
IS Claims Killing Afghan, Pakistani Intelligence Officials

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing two “intelligence” officials from the Afghan and Pakistani governments.

Sunday, 05 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
IJU Video Shows Attack on Afghan Convoy in Badakhshan

Badr at-Tawhid, the media arm of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), released a video showing IJU fighters attacking Afghan forces in the Badakhshan Province, north east of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 28 February 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
TTP Jamat-ul-Ahrar Claims Two-Man Suicide Raid on Charsadda Court

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed credit for the suicide raid at a court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims 3 Bombings on Afghan Police in Jalalabad

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing five Afghan policemen and wounding at least five others in three bombings in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Retaking Control Over Two Areas in Nangarhar, Bombing Explosive Experts in Balochistan

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan in a single communique, stating that fighters clashed with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Nangarhar, and bombed explosive experts in Balochistan.

Tuesday, 14 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Suicide Bombing by Tajik Fighter Outside Supreme Court in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the suicide bombing outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and identified the perpetrator as Tajik.

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