The creation of the “Marg” militia appears to be a part of a growing trend of the re-arming of warlords and the defunct Northern Alliance as Afghans fear the resurgence of the Taliban and an increasing threat from the Islamic State.
Correspondence between senior al Qaeda leaders indicates that the group maintains a larger foothold in Afghanistan than is widely recognized.
The Islamic State’s recruiting campaign uses sites like Kik, Twitter, and Tumblr to entice women into joining the jihad and to glorify life under the “caliphate.”
Taliban poised to make gains in Afghanistan.
Darul Uloom Haqqania students involved in killing of Benazir Bhutto
Documents from Osama bin Laden raid used in US terror trial.
‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi
A Turkish soldier and an Afghan civilian were killed in the blast. The attack on NATO’s envoy to Afghanistan takes place as rumors of peace talks between the Taliban, the Afghan government, and the US persist.
Fear of the Islamic State spawns a renegade Afghan militia
Islamic State seize 100 Iraqi tribesmen before battle for Tikrit
Islamic State: Fears grow for abducted Syrian Christians
Pentagon in damage control mode after detailing Iraq offensive
US Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan
Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria, army claims
Libyan PM criticizes US, UK and EU for failing to supply weapons
Missing teenagers have crossed into Syria, Met Police say
Special Report: How Iran’s military chiefs operate in Iraq.
The Assyrians were kidnapped in the Al Hasakah province of Syria where the Islamic State is engaged in fierce fighting with Kurdish and Assyrian forces for control of the area.
Boko Haram is suspected of launching repeated suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast while Nigerian forces continue their attempts to dislodge the group.
Islamic State fighters overran an Iraqi military position near Amiriyat al Fallujah and seized a large cache of weapons even as a US drone was spotted flying overhead.
Two men sentenced to 25 years in plot to attack Americans in Afghanistan
Yemen’s Shiite rebels threaten to arrest, charge ministers
France seizes passports of six alleged jihadis bound for Syria
Carter summons US military commanders, diplomats to Kuwait.
Kerry and Iran’s Zarif meet again in Geneva in search of a nuclear deal.
Islamic State a serious threat to Pakistan, Foreign secretary admits.
French aircraft carrier begins Iraq operations
Russian offers Iran latest anti-aircraft missiles
Divisions between Boko Haram and rival Ansaru have become more pronounced over the past several weeks.
In a video released by the jihadist group, its fighters are shown attacking near al Baghdadi in Iraq’s Anbar province. While it is unclear when the footage was shot, fighting is still raging for control of the town close to the al Asad airbase where over 300 US Marines are currently stationed.