Sunday, November 23, 2014

ISIS in Afghanistan?

The Islamic State (IS) - sometimes called ISIS or ISIL - is generating lots of press based on their rapid climb to success in Iraq and Syria. In addition, al Qaeda affiliated groups are proclaiming their allegiance to ISIS; as well as other jihadist groups throughout the world. There are many who are looking for signs that ISIS in making inroads in Afghanistan. While there have been some media reports about some smaller insurgent groups indicating their support there is no concrete evidence that any significant progress is being made by ISIS in Afghanistan. Read a detailed examination of this topic by Borhan Osman in "Messages in Chalk: 'Islamic State' haunting Afghanistan?", Afghanistan Analysts Network, November 17, 2014.

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