Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reports Of More Deadly Clashes Between The Taliban And The Islamic State In Afghanistan

Map showing the Kot and Deh Bala districts in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Long War Journal: Taliban and Islamic State clash in eastern Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s Wilayah Khorasan (or Khorasan province) claimed gains at the Taliban’s expense earlier today. The two sides clashed in the Chaparhar district of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, where they have fought each other repeatedly during the past two years.

A “number of soldiers of the caliphate in Wilayah Khorasan set out at dawn yesterday towards positions of the apostate Taliban in the area of Chaparhar,” the Islamic State claimed in a statement released via social media. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi’s followers added that they used “light and heavy” weapons during the “violent clashes,” killing 10 Taliban members and capturing three others. After allegedly forcing the Taliban’s men to flee the area, the self-declared caliphate’s “mujahidin” recovered spoils, including a “machine guns,” “cannons” and “other weapons,” as well as ammunition.

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More News On Reports Of Clashes Between The Taliban And The Islamic State In Afghanistan

IS Says It Has Captured E. Afghan District From Taliban -- VOA
Scores killed in ISIS and Taliban clash in Nangarhar province -- Khaama Press
Taliban Insurgents Kill 27 Daesh Militants in Eastern Afghanistan -- Sputnik
ISIS attacks Taliban camp in Afghanistan: 31 killed -- News.Az

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