Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Islamic State to Conduct Opns in Afghanistan

It appears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has declared it will step up operations in Afghanistan. While it may be mostly bluster the declaration provided in a 16-minute video released over the weekend will be sure to attract the attention of the Resolute Support headquarters and the Afghan government. Read more in "Islamic State Adds to Terror in Afghanistan", The Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2015. In a related story some Afghan officials (a provincial governor and ANA general) say that ISIS is recruiting in the 215th ANA Corps area of Nimroz and Helmand province. Read "Afghan Officials Say Islamic State group operating in south", Stars and Stripes, January 12, 2015.

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