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Taliban claim to not ‘use our soil to harm others’ is patently false

25th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban claim to not ‘use our soil to harm others’ is patently false

Bill Roggio

The Taliban recently claimed it does not allow its territory to be used to “harm others,” a patently false statement considering they recently permitted al Qaeda to run large training camps on their Afghanistan property and the Taliban’s leader accepted an oath of allegiance from al Qaeda’s emir. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th April 2016 – The Long War Journal

US military searches for Kabul Attack Network members

Bill Roggio

The US military made an unusual public plea for information yesterday in its hunt for eight members of a terrorist network which is plotting attacks in four provinces in eastern Afghanistan. The organization, known as the Kabul Attack Network, is comprised of fighters from various jihadist groups operating in the country, and has endured for years. more...

22nd April 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban touts Bergdahl swap as key ‘achievement’

Thomas Joscelyn

The Taliban says the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders in 2014 was a major “achievement” in its war against the West and its allies. The claim was made in a lengthy video released on the Taliban’s official website, Voice of Jihad, earlier this month. more...

19th April 2016 – Quoted by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh - Vocativ

Afghanistan’s Endless War And Its Staggering Toll On Civilians

Bill Roggio

The Taliban’s deadly assault in Kabul on Tuesday, which the Afghan Interior Ministry said killed 64 people and injured more than 300 others, was aimed at an elite security force paid to protect government officials, the militant group claimed. But the majority of those struck by the car bomb detonated during the height of rush hour were civilians, reflecting a grim reality on the ground. more...

19th April 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban kills dozens in suicide assault in Kabul

Bill Roggio

The Taliban targeted a unit responsible for providing security for Afghan officials in a coordinated suicide assault in the Afghan capital today. The Taliban claimed credit for the deadly attack, in which at least 28 people were killed and more that 300 were wounded, according to reports on the ground. more...