STORE

Afghanistan

In this photo taken on February 19, 2017, Afghan General Abdul Raziq (C), police chief of Kandahar, poses for a picture during a graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Kandahar province. - An Afghan security chief and a journalist were killed and three Americans wounded on October 18 …

Taliban Kills 3, Wounds 13 in Insider Attack Targeting Top U.S. Commander

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for staging an assassination attempt on Thursday carried out by a provincial governor’s bodyguard against the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and Afghan security officials that ended up killing three people and wounding 13 others, including two Americans.

Jihadists

Report: More Islamic State Foreign Fighters in Southeast Asia than in Afghanistan, Iraq

More Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked foreign fighters are in Southeast Asia now, namely in the southern Philippines’ Muslim-majority Mindanao region, than there ever were during the peak of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Washington Times reported Sunday, citing the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Afghanistan's Chief of Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, talks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan Leader Admits to ‘Unprecedented Overtures to the Taliban’ at U.N.

Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that Kabul in the last year has made an “unprecedented” offer of unconditional peace talks to the Taliban as well as the chance to operate as a legitimate political group.

FILE - In this April 24, 2009 picture, Pakistani Taliban leave Buner, Pakistan. Coordinated attacks - along with threats to women, shops selling CDs and barbers - suggest that the Taliban are bleeding out of their traditional havens in the Northwest Frontier Province into Pakistan's Punjab heartland, home to more …

State: Pakistan Continues to Provide ‘Safe Havens’ for Taliban

Pakistan remained a safe haven last year for Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network (HQN) jihadis despite the pressure the Trump administration applied on the country to stop harboring terrorist groups, the U.S. State Department reported on Wednesday.

The ceasefire triggered spontaneous street celebrations involving Taliban fighters and security forces

Report: U.S. ‘Underestimates’ 77,000-Strong Afghan Taliban

An Indian newspaper on Tuesday accused the U.S. government of underestimating the Taliban’s strength and influence as American officials continue in their efforts to convince the terrorist group to engage in peace talks with the Afghan government.

Taliban attacks that have killed 60 Afghan security force members have stoked fears of the group's extraordinary raid last month on the provincial capital of Ghazni

Afghan Taliban Launches Deadly Attacks amid Peace Negotiations

Multiple Taliban attacks on police and military bases and checkpoints in different parts of Afghanistan reportedly left at least 27 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) dead, Afghan officials revealed on Monday.

terror+suspect2

Life with Al-Qaeda ‘Extremely Boring,’ Says First American Recruit After 9/11

35-year-old Bryant Neal Vinas of New York has been described as the first American to join al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terrorist attack. In an interview published on Monday, Vinas said he joined because he was enraged at U.S. policy in Afghanistan and the Middle East, but was disappointed to find the experience “extremely boring” after his combat missions into Afghanistan were aborted and he was told he lacked the religious qualifications to become a suicide bomber.

In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Taliban fighters gather with residents to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. On Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a conditional cease-fire with Taliban insurgents for the …

Report: Taliban Prepares for Peace Talks with United States

Taliban leaders are reportedly putting together a team to negotiate with the United States and signaling which concessions they will require to make such talks possible, prominently including a release of Taliban prisoners taken during the 17-year war in Afghanistan.

Somali Al-Shebab fighters gather on February 13, 2012 in Elasha Biyaha, in the Afgoei Corridor, after a demonstration to support the merger of Al-shebab and the Al-Qaeda network. Shebab insurgents staged rallies across Somalia on February 13 to celebrate their group's recognition by Osama bin Laden's successor as a member …

9/11 Commissioners on Anniversary of Attacks: Jihadists ‘Will Strike Again’

The chairmen on the 9/11 Commission urged the U.S. government on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 2001 jihadist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, to develop strategies for targeting radical Islam and diminish the appeal of global jihad, warning that groups like al-Qaeda continue to conspire against America.