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Islamic State Promotes Training Camp in Eastern Afghanistan

28th April 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Promotes Training Camp in Eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

Three photographs of the “Ustad Yasir” camp were obtained by journalist Saleem Mehsud and published on his Twitter account on April 18. The images were emailed to the Pakistani reporter, Mehsud told The Long War Journal. more...

Analysis & Commentary

30th July 2015 – CTV

CTV News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD Senior Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the death of Mullah Omar and its implications. more...

30th July 2015 – The Daily Beast

Mullah Omar’s Death Is A Big Blow To Al Qaeda—And A Win For ISIS

Thomas Joscelyn

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed on his official Twitter account that Mullah Omar is dead. And the Taliban’s political office has apparently conceded that the initial reports, first confirmed by the Afghan government, were accurate: Omar died more than two years ago, in April 2013. This stunning turn of events should cause major problems for both the Taliban and al Qaeda. more...

30th July 2015 – The Long War Journal

Taliban Seize District in Helmand Province

Bill Roggio

The Taliban overran the district center and several military and police installations in Now Zad in the southern Afghan province of Helmand yesterday. The fall of Now Zad is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Afghan security forces and government, which are struggling to maintain control of areas liberated from the Taliban just a few years ago. more...

30th July 2015 – FOX News

Happening Now

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow Tom Joscelyn discusses the death of Mullah Omar, ISIS, and the Gulf reactions to the Iran nuclear deal. more...

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