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Video Shows Afghan Refugees Forced by Iran to Fight for Assad in Syria

Video footage disseminated on social media appears to support reports that Afghan migrants in state sponsor of terrorism Iran have been recruited by the Shiite country’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to fight in Syria on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad.


Report: ISIS Groups Join Afghan Taliban

Jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have joined the ranks of the Taliban in Afghanistan, a source at Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security (SCNS) told the Russian state-owned TASS news agency.

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Afghan Taliban Infighting: Dissident Commanders to Choose Rival Leader

Infighting among high-ranking Afghan Taliban members over the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as their new leader continues weeks after the terrorist group’s most important military success since they were dethroned by the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, Reuters has learned.

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Taliban Admits to Covering Up Mullah Omar’s Death to Keep Morale High

The Taliban has admitted that it intentionally covered up the death of its long-time leader Mullah Mohammed Omar for more than two years, confirming for the first time claims by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency the Sunni terrorist group’s chief died in April 2013.

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Al-Qaeda Chief Pledges Allegiance to New Afghan Taliban ‘Mullah’

In a sign that there could be dangerous times ahead for Afghanistan and the entire surrounding region, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Taliban “emir,” Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour, in an audio tape released Thursday by the jihadist group.

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Taliban Chief Resigns amid Widening Leadership Rift

A high-ranking Taliban chief steps down in the latest sign of growing discontent among the terrorist movement’s leadership and deepening internal divisions following the naming of Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the group’s new leader.

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Former Warlord: Now Time to Deal Defeating Blow to Weak, Divided Taliban

The Afghanistan government has the opportunity to deal a defeating blow to a currently divided Taliban movement, weakened by internal dissent following the confirmed death of the group’s leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, a former powerful warlord told The Associated Press (AP).

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New Taliban Leader Mansour Confronts Infighting that May Benefit ISIS

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour has been named the leader of the Taliban as the terrorist organization grapples with peace negotiations-related infighting that has triggered defections to the growing Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) group.

Mullah Mansour is reportedly not well liked by some high-ranking Taliban commanders.

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