The Taliban continue to bring recalcitrant leaders back into the fold. The Dadullah family and commanders from the Mullah Dadullah Front, a jihadist faction with close ties to al Qaeda, rejoined the Taliban and swore allegiance to its emir, Mullah Haibatullah.
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The Taliban have now assassinated three senior members of the peace council since the end of the summer of 2011. The attack was likely executed by the Mullah Dadullah Front.
The Taliban claimed credit for an attack on tribal leaders at the district center in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak. The Mullah Dadullah Front likely carried out the suicide bombings.
Today’s suicide attack is the second in southern Afghanistan in six days that targeted the National Directorate of Security.
The video clip shows a map on a whiteboard that details the location of the security perimeter, aircraft, hangars, and other buildings. Al Qaeda and the Mullah Dadullah Front were likely involved in the assault that destroyed six USMC Harriers.
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The attack was likely carried out by the Mullah Dadullah Front.