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Islamic State appoints leaders of 'Khorasan province,' issues veiled threat to Afghan Taliban

The governor is a former leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and his deputy is a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay and Taliban commander in Afghanistan.

Pakistan falsely claims it takes 'immediate action' against terror groups listed by the UN

Although numerous news outlets have reported that the Haqqani Network and Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been banned in Pakistan, no official announcement of the group's status from the government or Ministry of Interior has been released.

Ex-Gitmo detainee leads contingent of Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan

Mullah Raouf Khadim, an ex-Guantanamo detainee, leads a contingent of fighters loyal to the Islamic State in Helmand, Afghanistan. Raouf and another top Taliban commander were previously forced out of their positions in the Taliban's hierarchy. According to a leaked threat assessment, the jihadist had ties to at least two members of the so-called "Taliban Five."

The Looming Narco-State in Afghanistan

Top US commander in Afghanistan: ISIS recruiting in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Officials, Experts Look to Clear Up Rumors of IS Militants in Afghanistan

From resupply to evacs, Afghan air support assumes growing role

Afghan Taliban describe attack on Charlie Hebdo office as 'justice'

Mentor of Charlie Hebdo gunmen has been UK-based

Meet the shadowy figure recruiting for the Islamic State in Afghanistan

Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

Pakistani Taliban splinter group again pledges allegiance to Islamic State

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group released a nearly 17-minute video again pledging its allegiance to the Islamic State. The group primarily consists of low to mid-level former Pakistani Taliban officials from Khyber, Arakzai, Bajaur, Hangu, and Dir in Pakistan, and from Kunar, Logar, and Nangarhar in Afghanistan.

US adds Mullah Fazlullah to list of global terrorists

Fazlullah has presided over the fracturing of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which remains a dangerous terrorist group.

Kerry holds security talks in Pakistan after school massacre

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

Remnants of Bagram Airfield

34 Taliban shadow administrators reported killed or captured in Afghanistan in 2014

Seven shadow governors were among those killed. The Taliban suffered losses in 17 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.

Smaller NATO mission has big job to train Afghan army in time

The Islamic State's curious cover story

The cover story of the Islamic State's recently released issue of Dabiq, an English-language magazine, is written by an alleged al Qaeda defector known as Abu Jarir ash-Shamali. The group has been trying to win over al Qaeda's and the Taliban's supporters, but Shamali's piece criticizes Osama bin Laden's jihadist legacy and the Taliban. Shamali also provides new details about how al Qaeda is currently structured.

Frustrated Afghans wonder who is in charge amid cabinet delays and Taliban attacks