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Afghan Taliban Video Shows Training Footage of “Umari Martyrdom Battalion”

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

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Photographs its Construction of a Small IED

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province, which is active in Afghanistan and Pakistan, published a photo report on its construction of a small improvised explosive device (IED).

Monday, 11 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Wounding 4 U.S. Soldiers in Kunduz, Reports Commando Attack at ANA Checkpoint in Paktika

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

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

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

Wednesday, 06 December 2017
IS Claims Bombing Bus in Homs (Syria), Disabling U.S. Military Vehicle in Nangarhar (Afghanistan)

The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the bombing of a bus in the Syrian city of Homs, and separately, reported its fighters in Afghanistan disabling a U.S. military vehicle in Nangarhar.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Issues Formal Communique for Attack at Enikass Radio Building in Jalalabad

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province issued a formal communique claiming credit for the attack at the Enikass Radio building in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

Saturday, 02 December 2017
'Amaq Reports IS Fighters in Jalalabad Firing Rocket at Radio Station Building

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that group fighters in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan, fired a rocket at the building of Enikass Radio.

Saturday, 02 December 2017
Afghan Taliban Releases Visual Interview with IS Defector, Former Khorasan Province Deputy

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, 23 November 2017
In IS Khorasan Province Video, Orphaned Child Stands Atop Decapitated Head and Threatens Revenge Against Spies

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province released a video showing the interrogation and subsequent brutal execution of a spy, after which an orphaned child stands atop his decapitated head and declares revenge against those charged with espionage.

Thursday, 23 November 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding 50 Police and Officials in Jalalabad Suicide Bombing

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding over 50 Afghan police and officials in a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, the capital city of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, 18 November 2017
'Amaq Video Shows Moment of Suicide Bombing on Political Gathering in Kabul

The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency released a video capturing the moment Marwan al-Khorasani, the suicide bomber behind the attack on a Jamiat-e-Islami meeting in Kabul.

Thursday, 16 November 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing 60, Wounding Over 50 in Suicide Bombing at Political Gathering in Kabul

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing 60 people and wounding more than 50 others in a suicide bombing on a gathering of Jamiat-e-Islami members in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 16 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 4 American Soldiers, 5 Afghan "Commandos" in Clash in Herat

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 45 in 2-Man Suicide Raid on Shamshad TV Station in Kabul

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing 45 people in its two-man suicide raid on the Shamshad television station building in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
'Amaq Reports 15 Shamshad TV Staff and 29 Guards, Security Forces Killed in IS Suicide Raid in Kabul

'Amaq News Agency reported that at the conclusion of the Islamic State's (IS) suicide raid on the Shamshad television station building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, 15 staff members and at least 29 guards and security forces were killed.

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing U.S. Supervisors, Afghan Soldiers in Ongoing Suicide Raid on Training Academy in Wardak

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

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
IS Claims Through 'Amaq the Assassination of a Pakistani Consulate Employee in Afghanistan

The Islamic State (IS) claimed through its 'Amaq News Agency the assassination of a Pakistani consulate employee in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.

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

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

Sunday, 05 November 2017
IJU Shows Training of Special Forces in Afghanistan in Video, Regular Fighters in Photos

The Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), a group active in Afghanistan alongside the Afghan Taliban, highlighted the training of its special forces in a video, and showed military exercises and studies of its regular fighters in photos.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding 70 in Suicide Bombing at Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed credit for the suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, killing and wounding 70 people.

Saturday, 21 October 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 15 in Suicide Bombing Outside Military Academy in Kabul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, 29 September 2017
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding 50 Shi'ites in Suicide Bombing in Kabul

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding 50 Shi'ites in a suicide bombing at their mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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
IS Issues Formal Communique Claiming 80 Afghan, American, and Turkish Soldiers Killed in Kabul Airport Attack

The Islamic State's (IS) Khorasan Province issued a formal communique for the conclusion to its three-man suicide raid at Kabul International Airport, claiming to have killed more than 80 Afghan, American, and Turkish soldiers.

The message was issued on September 27, 2017, after an initial communique taking responsibility for the operation and noting its coinciding with the arrival of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to the Afghan capital, and the release of a photo of the three attackers. The group's 'Amaq News Agency also published a video clip of a SPG-9 attack on the location, and a follow-up report. The Afghan Taliban had also claimed credit for firing projectiles at the airport during Mattis' arrival, but offered no evidence.

Wednesday, 27 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding 40 Afghan Security Elements in Kabul Suicide Bombing

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing and wounding 40 Afghan security and intelligence elements in a suicide bombing outside a cricket stadium in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Wednesday, 13 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Reports Casualties Among U.S. and Afghan Forces While Repulsing Attack in Nangarhar

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province reported casualties among American and Afghan forces while fighters repulsed their attack in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Thursday, 07 September 2017
English-Speaking IS Fighter in Khorasan Province Video Notes Presence of Indians and Russians in its Ranks

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province, which spans Afghanistan and Pakistan, released a video showing Eid al-Adha festivities, featuring an English-speaking fighter noting the presence of Indians, Russians, and Tajiks in their ranks.

Wednesday, 06 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
IS’ Khorasan Province Claims Killing 60, Wounding 40 in Two-Man Suicide Raid at Shi’a Mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing 60 Shi’ites and wounding 40 others in a two-man suicide raid at a Shi’a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Friday, 25 August 2017
IS Claims Through ‘Amaq a Suicide Attack at Shi’a Mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State’s (IS) ‘Amaq News Agency reported the two fighters from the group carried out the suicide attack at a Shi’a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Friday, 25 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
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