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Last week, the Islamic State in Khorasan released a video promoting Jowzjan Province in Afghanistan's north and Nangarhar Province in the east as the .... by the United States' biggest conventional bomb is once again being used by extremists to plot attacks against the Afghan government and the West.
The Taliban have clashed with the newcomers in the past few months in Nangarhar and northern Jowzjan province. In addition ... Beyond counterterrorism, though, Iran wants to maintain contact with the Taliban to be in their good graces if they eventually assume a role in the Afghan government. Even the ...

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 ...
Neither the German government nor German forces serving under the U.S.-led NATO mission has commented on the news. ... 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.
The United States military has rejected Moscow's claim the number of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan runs into the thousands, while at the same time urging Russia and Iran to support the Kabul government, not the Taliban, to help defeat IS in the country. Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ...
"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 ... And Afghanistan's chief executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah, while not outright critical of the new cards, had called on the government to postpone the launch, ...

The Russian government is continuing to demand the United States answer its questions regarding unsubstantiated rumors of unmarked helicopters ... often citing unnamed locals, saying that similar unidentified helicopters had appeared in militant-controlled areas in neighboring Faryab and Jowzjan ...
On February 15, 2018, 20 Islamic State (IS, formerly, Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, also Daesh) terrorisms were killed in air and ground attacks conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Pacheragam, Kot, Heska Mina and Rawodat Districts of Nangarhar Province.
Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. ... The policy shift entails the use of military, diplomatic and social pressure to drive the Taliban into a reconciliation process with the Afghan national government. As part of the new ...
Meanwhile, Jowzjan police chief Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani told The Associated Press that a Chinese and three Uzbek militants were killed in the joint ..... MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government's legal counsel asked the Supreme Court on Monday to expel the chief justice for allegedly not ...
Turkmenistan's government has reason to be worried -- there is fighting in every one of the Afghan provinces it borders. According to local Afghan officials, local military commanders, and villagers, the Taliban controls or exerts influence in dozens of districts -- from Jowzjan Province in the east, through ...
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 ...
Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. ... The policy shift entails the use of military, diplomatic and social pressure to drive the Taliban into a reconciliation process with the Afghan national government. As part of the new ...
Afghanistan An Afghani police chief said yesterday that a Chinese and three Uzbek militants were killed in the joint air strikes in Jowzjan province, ... Syria rescue workers and activists say the death toll from ongoing government strikes on the opposition-held region near the capital Damascus has ...
Locals in Jowzjan said up to 1000 Taliban fighters had gathered to drive Islamic State militants out of the province. "By day, power is in the hands of Taliban but at night ISIS appears. The government has no presence here, day or night," said Ali Ahmad, a villager. "The situation is very complicated ... there is ...
Locals in the northern province of Jowzjan say that the handicrafts industry is experiencing a revival, providing a valuable source of income for many women. Training provided by both the local government and NGOs had developed sewing and embroidery skills amongst mostly illiterate local women.
Trump's U.N. envoy, Nikki Haley, said after a recent visit to Afghanistan that Trump's policy was working and that peace talks between the government and the ...... Meanwhile, Jowzjan police chief Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani told The Associated Press that a Chinese and three Uzbek militants were killed in the joint air strikes ...

Bishkek (TCA) -- Reports say that Islamic State militants are fleeing Iraq and Syria and establishing new strongholds in the war-torn Afghanistan. This poses a security threat to the country's northern neighbors in Central Asia, and the Taliban seems to be the only real force capable of resisting IS ...
Wilayat-e-Khorasan, the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is one of the terrorist group's strongest franchises. Bolstered by defections from the Taliban and boosted further in recent months by an influx of foreign fighters fleeing defeat in Iraq and Syria, IS Khorasan ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - Joint U.S. and Afghan air raids targeted the Islamic State group in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan province, while in northeastern Badakshan .... MacManus says the Myanmar government has regularly employed a scorched-earth strategy that has denied food to other ethnic groups it has battled, ...
Most of the fighters belong to Al-Jaysh al-Radif (Reserve army), which is trained by Turkey and operates under the Syrian Interim government's Ministry of Defense. Prominent groups ... Islamic State in Jowzjan province is led by Uzbeki Abdulaziz Yeldash, son of Taher Yaldash, leader of an Uzbeki militia.
She stated: "While the Afghan government continues to attempt to scale back the poppy trade, the government is realistic, and understands that the ... The poppy cultivation has expanded in Northern Afghan areas of Balkh, Jowzjan, Baghlan, and Sari Pul provinces that were entirely free of poppy a few ...
Officials said the Afghan government has been relying more heavily on its own coordinators and less on coalition forces to direct attack planes. The operation comes in ... Nine members of Taliban line up after they laid down arms and surrendered in Jowzjan, Afghanistan on January 01, 2017. Getty Images.
"Before this, we didn't know how to uncover or prove corruption and other wrongdoing in government departments… but now we can organise critical reports ... In western Afghanistan, another IWPR workshop was held in Herat for more than 20 journalists from the provinces of Balkh, Samangan, Jowzjan, ...
Kabulov says the situation in the Afghan provinces of Jowzjan and Sar-e-Pol are of particular concern because locals also have spotted Algerian and French ... blame Moscow for supporting and arming the Taliban, which has been waging a deadly insurgency to topple the U.S.-backed Afghan government.
... Turkey supported Afghanistan via TIKA's assistance in the health sector across the country and thanked the Turkish People and the Turkish government. ... "TIKA has been operating 12 hospitals in Afghanistan's Faryab, Jowzjan, and Tahar provinces and eight million patients have been treated," he said.
Tom Gresback, a spokesman for the coalition mission to train, advise and assist Afghan government forces. ... U.S. and Afghan Special Operations Forces are also preparing to launch a campaign against the group in northwestern Faryab and Jowzjan provinces, where it has gained a foothold, officials said.
For example, he said, at least 80 IS fighters from Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have joined since May the IS-allied Abu Sayyaf insurgents battling government forces in the southern Philippines. Local people in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan said French-speaking IS veterans ...
"(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan," defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri ... "The government is planning to launch an operation to clear the area from them soon," he said, also without giving further details.
"We have reports that more than 40 foreign Daesh fighters, mostly Uzbeks, are present in Darzab and Qushtepa districts. They are there to recruit locals and train them to become fighters," Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, a spokesman for the governor of Jowzjan, told AFP. "The government is planning to launch ...
The planned Afghan government offensive comes in the wake of reports of foreign ISIS fighters and recruiters flocking to Afghanistan, including French ... Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, a spokesman for the governor of Jowzjan, told news outlet AFP that "The government is planning to launch an operation to ...
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 ...
... Trump's long-delayed plan will help reverse or even halt what has been a year of stunning losses for the Afghan armed forces. Taliban fighters overran Khamab District in northern Jowzjan Province on Monday. It was the sixth government-held territory in Afghanistan to fall to the Taliban in the past month.
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 ...
Darzab is in the southern part of Jowzjan Province. The two districts bordering Turkmenistan -- Qarqeen and Khamyab -- where the government exerts at best tenuous control, have been relatively quiet in recent months, possibly due to an offensive that Afghanistan's vice president, General Abdul Rashid ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) - Joint U.S. and Afghan air raids targeted the Islamic State group in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan province, while in northeastern ..... government education officials said Friday that school principals are free to set school rules and uniforms, but that this case didn't have the ...
Bottom Line: Afghanistan's government and security forces are mired in a grueling struggle for survival, despite the relative lull the winter is supposed to ... around 1,100 fighters, with between 600-800 militants based in Nangarhar province and an additional 300 in Kunar and Jowzjan provinces combined.
Islamic State attack underlines growing threat to NGOs in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, Zabul, Kunar, Jowzjan, and Badakhshan provinces ... On 24 January, six people were killed and 27 were wounded in an attack against non-governmental organisation (NGO) Save The Children's offices in Jalalabad, ...
Skilled fighters and funding are flowing to ISIS Khorasan Province in Afghanistan where the group has taken advantage of the country's weak central government and harsh geographic terrain to fend off invaders and exude a winning aura. U.S. and Afghan forces claim they have killed ISIS fighters by the ...
Eschi went on to hold top government positions in Jowzjan, and his sons were rising stars on the regional political scene, which represented a ...
Ahmad Ishchi, a former governor of Mr. Dostum's home province of Jowzjan, ... The case, which has tested the government's will to hold the ...
Eschi went on to hold top government positions in Jowzjan, and his sons were rising stars on the regional political scene, which represented a ...
... in an ambush in the neighboring Jowzjan province early this year, has ... Deadly clashes have become a routine there as government forces, ...
... convoy came under insurgent attack in the northern province of Jowzjan. ... According to US military estimates, the government controls no ...
... forth between Taliban and government control over the past several ... over Khamab district in the northern province of Jowzjan after hours of ...
government forces this month in Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan. A district in the province, Khamab, was overrun by the Taliban on ...
Ahmad Ishchi, the former governor of Jowzjan and often described as ... even the semblance of rule of law, the government promised to deliver.
In addition, government officials accuse the Islamic State fighters of ... took place in the district of Darzab, in the southwest of Jowzjan Province, ...
... increased operations by both militants and government forces. ... the Darzab district headquarters in the neighboring Jowzjan Province, ...
Darzab is in the southern part of Jowzjan Province. The two districts bordering Turkmenistan -- Qarqeen and Khamyab -- where the government ...


 

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