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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

3rd February 2016 – The Long War Journal

US strikes Pakistani Taliban faction in eastern Afghanistan

Bill Roggio

The US is reported to have killed 18 Taliban fighters from Pakistan in an airstrike last night in an eastern Afghanistan area known to serve as a safe haven for several terrorist groups. The Taliban fighters who were killed are believed to belong to a group led by Sajna Mehsud, an al Qaeda-linked commander wanted by the US. more...

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...

24th January 2016 – The Long War Journal

Taliban demands prisoners released, sanctions removed before joining peace negotiations

Bill Roggio

The Afghan Taliban has demanded the “release of prisoners” and the removal of its senior leaders and officials from UN and US sanctions list, before it will consider joining peace talks with the Afghan government. Additionally, the group said that it would only make peace with “believers” and not with “non-Mulims, invaders and combatants.” more...

13th January 2016 – Quoted by Jonah Bennett - The Daily Caller

Expert: ‘History Won’t Look Kindly’ On Obama’s Foreign Policy, For 3 Crystal Clear Reasons

John Hannah

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy is in danger of being viewed as an unmitigated disaster by future observers, John Hannah, senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote in an op-ed Tuesday. more...