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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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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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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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