December 19, 2015

NO WONDER THE TALIBAN IS SUING FOR PEACE:

Where ISIS is challenging the Taliban for power in Afghanistan (Lynne O'Donnell and Humayoon Babur, 12/19/15, Associated Press)

Rahman Wali's younger brother was one of 10 Afghan men forced by Islamic State militants to kneel over bombs buried in the soil in a lush green valley in eastern Nangarhar province. The extremists then detonated the bombs, turning the pastoral countryside into a scene of horror. [...]

After his brother's death, Wali and his family fled to the provincial capital of Jalalabad, seeking refuge in a makeshift camp with thousands of others who left their homes in the valleys hugging the border to escape what is turning out to be an increasingly vicious war for control of the region between the Taliban and fighters of Afghanistan's IS affiliate.

Posted by at December 19, 2015 8:55 PM

  

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