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The woman was captured during a military operation in the northern province of Jowzjan — an IS stronghold — on Thursday night, several officials said. It has been reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, had joined the group's Afghan franchise in the restive province. “In a joint ...
“In a joint operation between NDS and Afghan special forces, five Afghan men and a French woman fighting for IS were arrested in Darzab district of Jowzjan,” the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan's spy agency, said in a statement. The Defence Ministry confirmed that a “French insurgent ...

It said the operation against Daesh was carried out in northern Jowzjan province. Provincial spokesman Mohammad Reza told dpa that the forces killed four Dash fighters and arrested nine, among them the French woman and two Uzbeks on Thursday night. Daesh surfaced in Afghanistan from 2015 ...
An Afghan Special Security Forces night raid on the group's headquarters in Jowzjan, also on March 16, led to the deaths of 13 more fighters. Officials said the terrorists believed the area to be a safe haven. Earlier this month, the group released a video highlighting its supposed successes in Afghanistan ...
The woman was captured during a military operation in the northern province of Jowzjan — an ISIL stronghold — on Thursday night, several officials said. "In a joint operation between NDS and Afghan special forces, five Afghan men and a French woman fighting for ISIL were arrested in Darzab district of ...
American counterterrorism airstrikes in northern Afghanistan are reported to have killed up to 35 Islamic State militants and wounded a dozen more. A regional Afghan military statement said Saturday the pre-dawn strikes took place in the Darzab and Qishtepa districts of Jowzjan province, where IS ...

In a separate incident, six Islamic State militants, including two Uzbekistan citizens, were killed in a clash with the security forces in Afghanistan's Jowzjan province on Friday. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the spokesman of provincial governor said, “The clash occurred in Darzab district. Security forces did not ...
The presence of the Islamic State-Khorasan chapter in Afghanistan will compel Iran to continue offering support to the Taliban. At the same time, Tehran will maintain its outreach to the Afghan government because of their cooperation on the Chabahar port project. Afghanistan's instability will ensure Iran's ...
AFP recently reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, had joined IS in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan. A German national was also recently arrested with the Taliban in the restive southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials said last week. He is one of the only ...
AFP recently reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, had joined IS in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan. A German national was also recently arrested with the Taliban in the restive southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials said last week. He is one of the only ...
KABUL (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Afghanistan is inviting Muslims worldwide to come to the war-torn country if they cannot reach Syria or Iraq, as it seeks to expand its foothold. A 25-minute propaganda film released by the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) on March 4 ...
... same number of vehicles belonging to the IS. The note added that another air strike in Khas Uruzgan district, Uruzgan province, killed 15 rebels and wounded 16. On the other hand, in a similar action in the town of Darzab, Jowzjan province, 20 extremists were annihilated, according to the military version. sgl/abo/mgt/nmr ...
Meanwhile, the ministry said during another ANA airstrike in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province at least 15 insurgents were killed,16 wounded and weapons and vehicles were destroyed. In addition, 20 Daesh militants were killed in a separate ANA airstrike in Darzab district of Jowzjan province and ...
Amman, March 4 (Petra) -- At least 13 Daesh militants were killed late Saturday t in an airstrikes that targeted Jowzjan Province north of Afghanistan, military sources said on Sunday. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said at least two foreign insurgents hailing from Tajikistan were also among ...
... country," Nicholson said, rejecting claims made by Russian officials that there are thousands of IS fighters in Afghanistan. The American general added that IS militants are operating in parts of the eastern Afghan provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar and maintain a pocket in the northern Jowzjan province.
Jowzjan Provincial Council's member, Halima Sadaf stated that the Islamic State surrounded Dzerab district and requested urgent air operations in the district. According to Sadaf, Afghan National Security Forces control only 10% of the district, while the remainder of it is under the control of the Islamic State ...
"I am from Afghanistan, but I am not Afghan," Aslam Niazy, a young citizen from Jowzjan province, wrote in a Facebook post, in three different national languages, on Monday. His post ignited a debate about ethnicity and identity among his friends on the social network, which has since spread across the ...

Russian state and quasi-state media continued to run numerous reports after that, often citing unnamed locals, saying that similar unidentified helicopters had appeared in militant-controlled areas in neighboring Faryab and Jowzjan provinces, both of which border Turkmenistan, and implying that they had ...
Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. (Spc. Jacob Krone/ Army). The Pentagon pushed an aggressive military strategy in Afghanistan last year, but its effects are yet to be felt, according to the Department of Defense ...
NORTH KOREA Leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square yesterday, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb his nose at Washington. CAMBODIA A court in Cambodia has allowed the ...
On February 8, Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani, the police chief of the northern province of Jowzjan, told the AP news agency that an ETIM fighter and three Uzbek militants were killed in the joint U.S. and Afghan air strikes in the province. ETIM is made up of members of China's Uyghur minority, a Muslim ...
Wilayat Khorasan divided its operations in mid-2017 following internal differences over leadership succession; two factions have formed, in Afghanistan's eastern (Nangarhar, Zabul, and Kunar) and northern (Jowzjan and Badakhshan) provinces. Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access ...
Islamic State militants backed by foreign fighters are challenging the Taliban in the northern provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab and Kunduz, where they are building trafficking routes into central Asian states. The turf war has spilled on to the streets of Kabul and the two groups are launching almost daily attacks.
At least 10 civilians were killed and four others wounded in an airstrike on Friday in Jowzjan's Darzab district, Afghanistan, reported by Tolo News. The residents of Faryab province, in the north of Afghanistan, claimed that the airstrike was carried out by foreign forces. About what the Resolute Support ...
The events represent a new front for the extremist group, which is opposed by the Taliban as well as by the government and has not previously had significant successes in northern Afghanistan. The attack took place in the district of Darzab, in the southwest of Jowzjan Province, a remote area that has long ...
At least 37 IS militants were killed on Saturday in US airstrikes conducted at Jowzjan province in Afghanistan. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori. rep pic. At least 37 IS militants were killed on Saturday in US airstrikes conducted at Jowzjan province in Afghanistan. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the spokesperson of ...
Lately, IS militants have made territorial gains in the northern Jowzjan province next to the border with central Asian states, raising alarms in Moscow. At an international conference Kabul hosted late last month, the Afghan national security adviser, Haneef Atmar, offered Russian and Iranian delegates joint ...
Officials in Jowzjan province warn that local services are struggling to cope with an influx of thousands of displaced people (IDPs) escaping fighting in Darzab and Qush Tepa districts. Insurgents affiliated to Islamic State (IS) have gained ground in parts of the northern province. Clashes between them and ...
Amman, March 4 (Petra) -- At least 13 Daesh militants were killed late Saturday t in an airstrikes that targeted Jowzjan Province north of Afghanistan, military sources said on Sunday. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said at least two foreign insurgents hailing from Tajikistan were also among ...
The general said that IS militants are operating in parts of the eastern Afghan provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar and maintain a “pocket” in the northern Jowzjan province. Nicholson said that Afghan forces, backed by U.S. counterterrorism troops and airpower, are attacking all three of the locations.
Further afield, it is also grown in Jowzjan province as well as the Kohistanat district of Sar-e Pul. Munir Farhad, the spokesman for Balkh's governor, agreed that this could be a growth industry for Afghan farmers, and even a useful tool to counter the drugs trade. “We should encourage our farmers to cultivate ...
"I am from Afghanistan, but I am not Afghan," Aslam Niazy, a young citizen from Jowzjan province, wrote in a Facebook post, in three different national languages, on Monday. His post ignited a debate about ethnicity and identity among his friends on the social network, which has since spread across the ...
Russian state and quasi-state media continued to run numerous reports after that, often citing unnamed locals, saying that similar unidentified helicopters had appeared in militant-controlled areas in neighboring Faryab and Jowzjan provinces, both of which border Turkmenistan, and implying that they had ...
Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. (Spc. Jacob Krone/ Army). The Pentagon pushed an aggressive military strategy in Afghanistan last year, but its effects are yet to be felt, according to the Department of Defense ...
Wilayat Khorasan divided its operations in mid-2017 following internal differences over leadership succession; two factions have formed, in Afghanistan's eastern (Nangarhar, Zabul, and Kunar) and northern (Jowzjan and Badakhshan) provinces. Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access ...
Islamic State militants backed by foreign fighters are challenging the Taliban in the northern provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab and Kunduz, where they are building trafficking routes into central Asian states. The turf war has spilled on to the streets of Kabul and the two groups are launching almost daily attacks.
Aside from Faryab, Turkmenistan shares borders with Afghanistan's Jowzjan, Badghis, and Herat provinces, all of which have seen a rise in Taliban activity. For Turkmenistan, previous events along its 460-mile-long largely desert border with Afghanistan were largely involved with drug smuggling, but in ...
Islamic State in Jowzjan province is led by Uzbeki Abdulaziz Yeldash, son of Taher Yaldash, leader of an Uzbeki militia. Under the leadership of Abdulaziz Yeldash, Islamic State captured Ghosh Tapeh, Gourchi, Astaneh Baba, Belcheragh, and Kateh Kellah districts in Jowzan province. Islamic State is ...
But IS militants have since spread north, including in Jowzjan on the border with Uzbekistan. They have also stepped up the pressure in Kabul, carrying out at least 14 attacks against Afghan security forces and Shiites over the year and establishing cells made up largely of middle-class Kabul residents in ...
Fazal-Bari Baryalai, director of Kandahar's department of information and culture, said that the trainings would improve the local media landscape. In western Afghanistan, another IWPR workshop was held in Herat for more than 20 journalists from the provinces of Balkh, Samangan, Jowzjan, Badakhshan, ...
At least 10 civilians were killed and four others wounded in an airstrike on Friday in Jowzjan's Darzab district, Afghanistan, reported by Tolo News. The residents of Faryab province, in the north of Afghanistan, claimed that the airstrike was carried out by foreign forces. About what the Resolute Support ...
Afghanistan's military plans to launch a major operation to stop the Islamic State group making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said today. "(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan," defence ...
"[The] ministry of defense is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan," defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP, using the Arabic acronym for the Middle Eastern jihadist group. "We know there are foreign fighters among them, but we ...
A number of Algerian and French nationals entered the largely ISIS-controlled district of Darzab in northern Jowzjan province in November, said district governor Baaz Mohammad Dawar. At least two women were among the arrivals, who were travelling with a translator from Tajikistan as well as Chechens ...
Research for my forthcoming report for the U.S. Institute of Peace, which includes interviews with elders of a district in Jowzjan province that was briefly overrun by Islamic State in June this year, suggests that former Jombesh commanders and their fighters make up almost half of Islamic State forces in their ...
Around 200 fighters, some from Syria, joined the ISIS-affiliated Jowzjan province of Afghanistan in November increasing the chances of an attempt to relocate to the country. However, Afghanistan is not the only place that the analyst said ISIS were looking to infiltrate. Mr Mendkovich told RT: “There's a risk ...
Jowzjan provincial governor's spokesman, Mohammad Raza Ghafoori, said French-speaking Caucasian men and women have been seen training ISIS fighters in Darzab. He added the terrorist organization has recruited around 50 children, some as young as 10, and they have their own camp where they ...
"A number" of Algerian and French nationals entered the largely IS-controlled district of Darzab in northern Jowzjan province in November, said district ... Mohammad Raza Ghafoori, the Jowzjan provincial governor's spokesman, said French-speaking Caucasian men and women had been seen training IS ...
NORTH KOREA Leader Kim Jong Un presided over an extravagant military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square yesterday, grabbing the spotlight on the eve of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea to thumb his nose at Washington. CAMBODIA A court in Cambodia has allowed the ...
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) put its nationwide operations in Afghanistan on hold after an attack on its aid workers in February 2017 in northern Jowzjan province. Six employees were killed on the spot, many of them shot at close range, in one of the worst attacks on the Red Cross, ...


 

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