Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the AQ branch for Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and as it just revealed, Afghanistan and Burma (Myanmar), released its “Code of Conduct,” wherein it declared that Americans and U.S. interests in Pakistan are its “foremost priority”.
The Afghan Taliban released an Eid al-Fitr message attributed to its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, regarding Americans as a “key factor” behind the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and expressing that the group is “deeply upset” by the recent conflict between Qatar and Gulf states.
The Afghan Taliban released a video focusing on the various military training camps it operates in Afghanistan, and promoting jihad as integral for Muslims’ salvation and its preparation as a “divine obligation”.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 73 Afghan security forces and wounding 44 others in a suicide bombing outside the Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.
The Afghan Taliban released a second video of two professors kidnapped from American University in Kabul in August 2016, American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weekes, pleading with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and U.S. President Donald Trump to “have mercy” and negotiate for a prisoner swap.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over seven checkpoints belonging to the Afghan National Army in Jowzjan in northern Afghanistan.
The Afghan Taliban claimed credit for the attack on Bagram airfield guards as they were en route to the American base, and described them as “spies”.
The Afghan Taliban claimed that 200 “Police Special Unit hirelings” were killed in a five-man suicide raid on a police headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan.
The Afghan Taliban promoted the insider attack on U.S. forces at the 209 Shaheen Military Corps headquarters in Balkh province, expressing that the shooter had a “sense of patriotism”.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed killing at least 17 Shi’ites in a suicide attack on the Shi’a al-Zahra mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Islamic State (IS) announced in the 85th issue of its al-Naba newspaper that its fighters seized control over Tora Bora and neighboring areas in Nangarhar from the Afghan Taliban.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit through its ‘Amaq News Agency for the attack at the Shi’a al-Zahra mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing 26 “puppets” in a suicide bombing at what it described as a key National Directorate of Security (NDS) headquarters in Gerishk district in Helmand province.
The Afghan Taliban claimed killing five U.S. troops in a bombing that allegedly tore apart their armored personnel carrier (APC) in Nangarhar province.
The Islamic State’s (IS) Khorasan Province claimed seizing control over six position held by the Afghan Taliban in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan.
The Afghan Taliban claimed that one of its infiltrators in the ranks of the Afghan forces opened fire on U.S. troops and killed four in Nangarhar province.
The Islamic State (IS) declared in the English edition of its Rumiyah magazine that with its losing of territory in Iraq and Syria, it redoubled its efforts and expanded, including shifting focus to “Crusader soil,” evidenced by the Manchester attack, and seized the city of Marawi in the Philippines.
The Afghan Taliban claimed inflicting deaths and wounds among four U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, and firing rockets at a headquarters of the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support in Kabul.
The Afghan Taliban reported that it released a total of 73 Afghan security forces and officials it took prisoner in Kandahar, in addition to giving them money.
The Afghan Taliban reported that two infiltrator fighters in the Afghan police ranks opened fire on policemen in Kandahar city, killing more than 30.