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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
IS Claims Killing at Least 12 “Crusaders” in Near-11 Hour Clash in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing at least 12 “Crusaders” in a near-11 hour clash in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, with foreign and Afghan forces.

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
‘Amaq Reports IS Fighters Killing 54 Shi’ites in Attacks in Sar-e Pol Villages in Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported that fighters in its “Khorasan Province” killed 54 Shi’ites in attacks in Sar-e Pol in northern Afghanistan.

Monday, 14 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 50, Wounding 80 in Two-Man Suicide Raid at Shi’a Mosque in Herat

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed credit for the two-mansuicide raid at a Shi’a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, and reported the killing of 50 people and the wounding of 80 others.

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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 27 in Two-Man Suicide Raid at Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing 27 people in a two-man suicide raid at the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Monday, 31 July 2017
IS’ ‘Amaq News Agency Reports Suicide Raid at Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported a two-man suicide raid at the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and provided updates on the incident.

Monday, 31 July 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Second Instance of Killing, Wounding American and Afghan Forces in Two Days in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed a second instance in the span of two days of killing and wounding American and Afghan forces in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.

The group reported in a communique issued on July 25, 2017, that one day prior, fighters stormed a joint convoy of U.S. and Afghan forces in Dih Bala, engaging in a clash with them and killing and wounding “many of them. It acknowledged the death of one fighter in the attack. Khorasan Province previously claimed killing four soldiers among Americans and Afghan when its fighters repulsed their offensive in Dih Bala on July 23.

Tuesday, 25 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
IS Claims Killing American and Afghan Soldiers While Repulsing Attack on Military Position in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing four soldiers, including Americans, while repulsing a joint offensive by U.S. and Afghan forces on their position in Dih Bala district in Nangarhar.

Monday, 24 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 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
IS Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding Number of Afghan Soldiers in Convoy Raid

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding a number of soldiers of the Afghan army during a convoy raid in the area of Tora Bora.

Thursday, 13 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
IS Claims Killing 2 American Soldiers in Attack Repulsing U.S.-Afghan Military Advance in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing two American soldiers and 13 Afghans in an attack to repulse their military advance in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Sunday, 09 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-Praising Rap Lyrics Posted on Telegram Tout Group’s Expansion “From the East to the West”

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel posted rap-styled lyrics touting the group’s ongoing “victory” and steady expansion across the globe.

Thursday, 06 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
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