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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
Afghan Taliban Declares it has No Connection to Kandahar Blast Involving UAE Diplomats

The Afghan Taliban declared that it has no connection to the bombing in Kandahar in which five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were killed.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims Twin Suicide Bombing on NDS Bus, Afghan Forces in Kabul

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing and wounding over 70 “gunmen” in a twin suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul, targeting a mini bus carrying National Directorate of Security (NDS) workers, and Afghan forces.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Calls U.S. Deployment of 300 Troops to Helmand the “Final Failed Efforts of Obama”

The Afghan Taliban remarked on the U.S. deploying an extra 300 troops to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, remarking that it is part of the “final failed efforts of Obama”.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Denies Dissemination of Statements and Threats, Points to Kabul Intelligence

The Afghan Taliban denied the dissemination of various messages and threats attributed to the group and its officials, stating it is instead “the work of Kabul administration intelligence.”

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
Afghan Taliban Claims 9153 Operations in 2016, Killing 17805 Afghan and Foreign Forces

The Afghan Taliban published its statistics on military operations and enemy casualties for the year 2016, claiming to have carried out 9153 attacks, “small and large,” and killing a combined total of 17805 Afghan and foreign forces.

Friday, 30 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing 13 Policemen, Wounding 19 Others in Helmand Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing over 13 policemen and wounding 19 others in a suicide bombing in the surroundings of Lashkargah, the provincial capital of Helmand, in southern Afghanistan.

Monday, 26 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Killing Nearly 20 “Key Enemy Personnel” in Kabul Suicide Raid

The Afghan Taliban claimed killing nearly 20 “key enemy personnel” in a two-man suicide raid in the PD5 area of the capital, Kabul.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims Destroying American Military Vehicle in Garmsir, Killing All Occupants

The Afghan Taliban claimed destroying an American military vehicle near Camp Dwyer in Garmsir district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing all its occupants.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Video Released of Captive American-Canadian Couple with Their Children Pleading for U.S. Government to Facilitate Release

A video was released showing a captive American-Canadian couple with their two small children pleading to the U.S. government, President Barack Obama, and President-elect Donald Trump to facilitate their release.

Monday, 19 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Posts “Introduction” of Leader, Describes Him as “Key Element” for Ongoing Jihad in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban published an “introduction” of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, detailing his life, role in the group’s establishment, and appointment to group leader, stating he is “one of the key elements in…promoting the ongoing cause of Jihad inside Afghanistan.”

Thursday, 15 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Expresses Sympathy for Muslims in Aleppo, Calls Warring Parties to Avoid Endangering Civilians

The Afghan Taliban addressed the “ongoing catastrophe” in Aleppo, Syria, expressing sympathy for civilians and calling on warring parties to avoid endangering their lives.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Media Unit Releases Video on Activity in Taliban-Controlled Areas

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video showing activity in Taliban-held territories in the region.

Friday, 09 December 2016
Afghan Taliban Denies Clashing with Tajikistan Border Forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban denied clashing with Tajikistan border forces in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, assuring that it “does not have any intention of harming its neighboring nations.”

Monday, 28 November 2016
“Khurasani” Fighters in Syria Offer Migration Assistance, Solicit Donations on Telegram Channel

A Telegram channel run by fighters in Syria from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region has offered private migration advice and solicited financial donations.

Monday, 28 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Announces Graduation of 150 Fighters from Training Camps

The Afghan Taliban announced that 100 fighters graduated from its Khalid bin Walid Camp, and 50 graduates from the subsidiary branch in Saripul province, the Abu Dujana Camp, and published photos of the men.

Thursday, 24 November 2016
Pro-AQ Telegram Channel Releases Audio of “Little Sister” Inviting Malala Yousafzai to Study the “Right Education” in Khorasan

A pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) Telegram channel disseminated an audio message from a “little sister” inviting Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, to study the “right education,” and questioning her promotion of a “kuffar [nonbeliever]” one. The 3-minute, 16-second English-language audio message was posted by the “Al-Firdaws” Telegram channel on November 23, 2016. In it, a young girl identified as Hafsa Khorasani addressed Yousafzai, asking how she could promote an education that “producing men and women who are destroying the world.” Instead, Khorasani invited Yousafzai to join her in Khorasan to study the “right education,” stating:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Al-Qaeda Confirms Killing of Senior Official Farouq al-Qahtani in U.S. Airstrike in Kunar

Al-Qaeda confirmed the killing of senior official Farouq al-Qahtani in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's Kunar province.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Jihadi Ideologue Gives Biography for Slain Official in Syria Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir

Jihadi ideologue Hani al-Siba'i gave a biography for Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir (AKA Abu al-Afghan al-Masri), a veteran of the Afghan Jihad who was reportedly killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria's Idlib governorate.

Monday, 21 November 2016
IS Claims Killing, Wounding Nearly 200 Shi'ites in Suicide Bombing in Kabul Mosque

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding nearly 200 Shi'ites in a suicide bombing in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Monday, 21 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Correspondent Suggests Turning Over Captured IS Fighters to Their Home Governments

An Afghan Taliban correspondent suggested that Islamic State (IS) fighters who are captured should be turned over to the governments of their respective countries.

Monday, 21 November 2016
Veteran of Afghan Jihad Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir Reportedly Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Idlib,

Jihadists reported that Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir, a veteran of the Afghan Jihad who had appeared in a video recounting his experience meeting Usama bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria’s Idlib governorate.

Friday, 18 November 2016
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Suicide Bombing on Afghan Intel Elements in Kabul

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding close to 20 Afghan intelligence elements in a suicide bombing in the capital, Kabul.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Video Focuses on September 2013 U.S. Consulate Attack in Herat

Manba al-Jihad, a media unit of the Afghan Taliban, released a video focusing on the September 13, 2013, suicide raid at the U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan’s Herat province.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
IS' Khorasan Province Claims Killing, Wounding 70 Afghan Soldiers Over Past 18 Days of Clashes in Ghor

Khorasan Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 70 Afghan soldiers over the past 18 days in clashes, and killing another four soldiers in shooting down their helicopter.

Monday, 14 November 2016
IS and Afghan Taliban Separately Claim Downing Helicopter in Central Afghanistan

Both the Islamic State (IS) and the Afghan Taliban claimed downing a helicopter in Marghab district in Afghanistan’s Ghor province.

Monday, 14 November 2016
Afghan Taliban Claims 23 U.S. Soldiers Killed, 44 Others Wounded in Bagram Suicide Bombing

The Afghan Taliban claimed that 23 U.S. soldiers were killed and 44 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at Bagram airbase that allegedly took four months of planning.

Saturday, 12 November 2016
Jihadi Media Group Gives Biography of Killed AQ Rocket Developer in Afghanistan

Al-Fursan Media Foundation published a biography of Abu Abdul Rahman al-Kuwaiti (Fayez al-Khalidi), an al-Qaeda (AQ) rocket developer in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016