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.