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South Asia

SOUTH ASIA

  • AFGHANISTAN: Daesh’s Afghanistan wing – the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) – and al-Qaeda have been making efforts to establish a caliphate in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan, a strategic province as it borders Pakistan, China and Tajikistan. Since its inception in 2014-15, the ISKP has been expanding in size and been receiving a direct influx of fighters and patronage from Syria. Additionally, many Afghan Taliban who opposed the idea of negotiations with the United States have also joined ISKP.

SOURCE: TRIBUNE

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Even as the Taliban move toward peace talks with the Afghan government, a new reign of terror orchestrated by the Islamic State’s regional affiliate -ISKP- is taking shape in Afghanistan. ISKP is an emerging threat that represents itself as a replacement for the Taliban. With their fighters coming from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as well, ISKP has the capacity to destabilize Central Asia once it gets a firm foothold in Afghanistan. This remains one of the major concerns of Russia and Iran, with interests in the region.

SOURCE: THE DIPLOMAT https://thediplomat.com/2020/08/islamic-state-sees-a-bloody-opportunity-in-the-us-taliban-deal/