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Lately, IS militants have made territorial gains in the northern Jowzjan province next to the border with central Asian states, raising alarms in Moscow. ... U.S. officials accuse Iran of supporting the Taliban, while Afghans have long alleged the insurgent group uses sanctuaries in Pakistan to sustain its violent ...
American military officials confirmed that the Islamic State, as well as the Taliban, has now established training camps in Jowzjan Province. ... The official line at the Pentagon is that the textbook definition of “safe havens” — where insurgent groups can plan and conduct operations without disruption by ...

Rouhani, flanked by Afghan and Indian officials, formally inaugurated the first phase of the project — which has languished in developmental limbo for many years — in December 2017, ... The Taliban have clashed with the newcomers in the past few months in Nangarhar and northern Jowzjan province.
Helmand provincial police officials say the alleged German national, whose identity has yet to be revealed, was a Taliban adviser in southern Helmand province ... in Kabul, said he could not confirm the suspect was being held in U.S. custody and directed further inquiry about the issue to Afghan authorities.
American and Afghan officials, however, accuse Moscow, Tehran and Islamabad of helping the Taliban insurgency militarily. Pakistani officials deny any links to the insurgent while Russia and Iran maintain their ties with the Taliban are meant only to encourage them to engage in peace talks with the ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry's release linked the events to another unconfirmed report that Afghan authorities in Sar-e Pol had arrested American military ... “As a governor, I can say about the province of Darzab and Khoshtipe,” Moulavi Abdulhai Hayat, chair of the provincial council in Jowzjan, told ...

Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. ... As part of the new strategy, the Pentagon expanded combat authorities, allowing U.S. forces to conduct offensive operations against the Taliban, rather than only engaging in ...
AFP recently reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, had joined IS in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan. A German national was also recently arrested with the Taliban in the restive southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials said last week. He is one of the only ...
KABUL (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Afghanistan is inviting Muslims worldwide to come to the war-torn country if they cannot reach Syria or Iraq, as it seeks to expand its foothold. A 25-minute propaganda film released by the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) on March 4 ...
AFP recently reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, had joined IS in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan. A German national was also recently arrested with the Taliban in the restive southern province of Helmand, Afghan officials said last week. He is one of the only ...
According to Afghan and Western officials, the drug trade profits the Taliban, constituting at least 60 per cent of their income. ... To pave the ground for official talks between the two sides on January 14, 2018, Afghan Government representatives held the third round of unofficial talks with five Taliban ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry's release linked the events to another unconfirmed report that Afghan authorities in Sar-e Pol had arrested American military ... drone attack on its outposts in Syria, as well as officials reiterating the claim that the U.S. military is shielding ISIS- and Al Qaeda-linked terrorists in the ...
Two coalition airstrikes eliminated ISIS-K fighters and facilities in the Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces of Afghanistan, Feb. 6. ... As part of the new strategy, the Pentagon expanded combat authorities, allowing U.S. forces to conduct offensive operations against the Taliban, rather than only engaging in ...
Just this week, U.S. officials estimated that the Taliban maintains a force of around 60,000, fighters. ... 2,000-3,000 fighters in 2016, to a current force of around 1,100 fighters, with between 600-800 militants based in Nangarhar province and an additional 300 in Kunar and Jowzjan provinces combined.
Islamic State militants backed by foreign fighters are challenging the Taliban in the northern provinces of Jowzjan, Faryab and Kunduz, where they are building trafficking routes ... “They are sending small arms, RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) and logistical support,” an Afghan government official said.
Officials from Jowzjan's department of women's affairs also welcomed the revival of the handicrafts industry, and said that they had been able to run literacy courses alongside some of the workshops. “This department is working to provide women with jobs and find the right market for their products,” said ...
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reported that after the investigation, members of the cell said that Jaysh al-Islam's official Abu Samir Aton told them to target Hayat Tahrir al-Sham's elements in ... Islamic State in Jowzjan province is led by Uzbeki Abdulaziz Yeldash, son of Taher Yaldash, leader of an Uzbeki militia.

... Jowzjan, Baghlan, and Sari Pul provinces. These provinces were entirely free of poppy a few years ago and are known to be out of Taliban control. Financing the black and clandestine operations through secret means requires huge funds. Apart from the known official funding, organizations like the CIA ...
But for months US and Afghan officials debated whether IS fighters were the real deal or just Taliban turncoats. Asked about the presence of IS in Afghanistan in ... But IS militants have since spread north, including in Jowzjan on the border with Uzbekistan. They have also stepped up the pressure in Kabul, ...
ISKP has dropped from a peak of between 2,000-3,000 fighters in 2016, to around 1,100 fighters now, with between 600-800 militants based in Nangarhar province and an additional 300 in Kunar and Jowzjan provinces combined, Nicholson said in November. But U.S. officials have undermined their own ...
U.S. military officials in Afghanistan declined to release additional information about the incident, and the name of the service member killed was ... 300 were spread out between two other provinces, in his estimation: Kunar province, which borders Nangahar, and Jowzjan, in northwestern Afghanistan.
U.S. military officials acknowledged the fatality Tuesday in a news release, saying that two of the wounded service members were receiving treatment at a ... were spread out between two other provinces, in his estimation: Kunar province, which borders Nangahar, and Jowzjan, in northwestern Afghanistan.
Kabulov says the situation in the Afghan provinces of Jowzjan and Sar-e-Pol are of particular concern because locals also have spotted Algerian and French ... Officials at NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, which consists mostly of U.S. troops, blame Moscow for supporting and arming the ...
U.S. and Afghan special operations forces are also preparing to launch a campaign against the group in northwestern Faryab and Jowzjan provinces, where it has gained a foothold, officials said. The ISIS attack came a day after Taliban fighters in the southern province of Helmand stormed police outposts ...
In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to ... Local people in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan have told AFP that French-speaking IS veterans -- from France or northern African countries -- have recently set up camp there. And they ...
In France, officials say, around 1,700 people went to Iraq and Syria since 2013 to join IS. Of those, 400 to 450 ... Local people in the northern Afghanistan province of Jowzjan said French-speaking IS veterans – from France or northern African countries – have recently set up camp there. And they also have ...
... stop Daesh (ISIS) making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said Tuesday, after AFP reported that fighters including French nationals were present there. “[The] Ministry of Defense is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan,” ...
Afghanistan's military plans to launch a major operation to stop the Islamic State group making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said today. "(The) ministry of defence is planning to launch an operation against Daesh in northern provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan," defence ...
Afghanistan's military plans to launch a major operation to stop Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said on Tuesday. The operation will target the provinces of Sari Pul, Faryab and Jowzjan, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said. “We know ...
Citing local officials, AFP reported that an unknown number of Algerian and French nationals, along with Chechens and Uzbeks, entered ISIS-held territory in Afghanistan's northwestern Jowzjan province last month. At least three of them are believed to have fought in Iraq and Syria. The military has ...
Mendkovich was referring to the decades of fruitless struggle against the Taliban by US-led intervention forces and Afghan authorities. ... Around 200 foreign fighters, some of whom arrived from Syria, have joined an IS-affiliated group in the Jowzjan province of Afghanistan in November, AFP reported ...
Afghan officials tell Voice of America that Islamic State may now have as many as 3,000 foreign fighters in the country, many of them coming from ... One area of particular concern is Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan province, a remote area where IS has been relocating fighters, many aligned with the Islamic ...
Local officials in Jowzjan province reported that a man killed his 25-year-old sister in Shibirghan city, and fled from the scene. Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor's spokesperson, said the woman killed by her brother was from Qowsh Tapa district of this province. He stated, “She had eloped with a ...
On June 20, fighters from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group claimed to have captured Darzab district in Jowzjan Province, and government officials ... in Turkmenistan to give Turkmen authorities three photographs of themselves, a document showing official permission to work in Turkmenistan from the ...
With the district's clinic under Islamic State control, 15 patients were evacuated to the capital of Jowzjan Province, Sheberghan, but they died en route, Afghan officials said. Mohammad Reza Ghafori, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said that Islamic State fighters had destroyed the 50-bed clinic, ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Joint U.S. and Afghan air raids targeted the Islamic State group in Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan province, while in northeastern .... Even as the missiles were rolling by his viewing stand, South Korean officials announced that Kim's younger sister, due to attend Friday's opening ceremony, will ...
More than 50 Afghan journalists and local officials from around the country took part in the most recent sessions, part of a new project supporting investigative ... In western Afghanistan, another IWPR workshop was held in Herat for more than 20 journalists from the provinces of Balkh, Samangan, Jowzjan, ...
Officials said the Afghan government has been relying more heavily on its own coordinators and less on coalition forces to direct attack planes. The operation comes in ... Nine members of Taliban line up after they laid down arms and surrendered in Jowzjan, Afghanistan on January 01, 2017. Getty Images.
Afghan officials tell Voice of America that Islamic State may now have as ... One area of particular concern is Afghanistan's northern Jowzjan ...
Western officials and human rights groups urged Afghanistan's president .... Eschi went on to hold top government positions in Jowzjan, and his ...
... political rival have been sentenced to five years in jail, officials said Monday. ... He allegedly abducted Ishchi in Jowzjan and kept him hostage in his ... detained yet -- they will be arrested soon," a Supreme Court official, who ...
Afghan officials have praised the strikes, saying they have helped fend ... Ishchi, a former governor of Mr. Dostum's home province of Jowzjan, ...
Western officials and human rights groups urged Afghanistan's president .... Eschi went on to hold top government positions in Jowzjan, and his ...
... in the northern province of Jowzjan, and had been receiving political, ... the condition that the UN would make an official request for the same.
... in an ambush in the neighboring Jowzjan province early this year, ... The affected areas cover seven northern provinces, according to the ICRC officials. ... handover to other organizations or to Afghan authorities, she said.
Red Cross officials said the assessments are ongoing and could not say ... came under insurgent attack in the northern province of Jowzjan.
Local officials in Jowzjan province reported that a man killed his 25-year-old sister in Shibirghan city, and fled from the scene. Mohammad ...
The authorities seem more obsessed with security than normal lately, ... in Jowzjan Province, and government officials and the Taliban each admitted the ... a document showing official permission to work in Turkmenistan from ...
In addition, government officials accuse the Islamic State fighters of ... took place in the district of Darzab, in the southwest of Jowzjan Province, ...
Residents and officials in Jowzjan Province blame IS for burning down some ... Turkmen authorities also once allowed commanders of Afghan ...


 

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