In Afghanistan, New Insurgent Group Emerges


While the Taliban publicly disavowed the new group, Mullah Dadullah Front, Afghan intelligence officials depicted it as a faction of the Taliban.

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    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
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  • Defence continues Afghan hand inquiry - Sydney Morning Herald
    Defence continues Afghan hand inquiry - Brisbane Times
    10/28/2014 - 7:26 am | View Link
  • Militants blow up school in Khyber - Frontier Post
    Militants Killed In Northwest Pakistan - Radio Free Europe
    10/27/2014 - 3:16 pm | View Link
  • Pakistani military campaign could push insurgents to join Islamic ... - Stars and Stripes
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    10/27/2014 - 12:28 pm | View Link
  • New Afghan president heading to China - DAWN Group
    10/29/2014: HTWORLD: Ghani meets Xi in China, pledges long term ... - Hindustan Times
    10/27/2014 - 9:56 am | View Link
  • Pakistan experts expect more defections to the Islamic State - Star-Telegram
    Pakistan experts expect more defections to the Islamic State - Belleville News Democrat
    10/27/2014 - 5:09 am | View Link
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  • Afghanistan’s New President in China for His First Foreign Visit
    The country has suffered a series of insurgent attacks in recent years ... State-owned China Metallurgical Group has already spent $3 billion on a copper mining complex at Mes Aynak outside Kabul, but the project has faced problems due to threats from ...
    10/28/2014 - 11:03 pm | View Link
  • Charges considered against SAS corporal who removed hands of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
    In August last year, the ABC revealed a group of soldiers from the elite SAS Regiment were under investigation for cutting off the hand of at least one Afghan insurgent. The ABC has now learned that a total of three right hands were removed from dead ...
    10/28/2014 - 3:29 pm | View Link
  • Pakistan experts expect more defections to the Islamic State
    As the military takes control of what had been insurgent-dominated areas of North Waziristan, the militants who’d thrived in that area are searching for a new group with which to affiliate. Many are expected to choose the Islamic State, driven in part by ...
    10/27/2014 - 9:53 am | View Link
  • Afghanistan's new president to visit China this week, signaling importance of ties
    Andrew Small, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, believes the issue of negotiations with the Taliban will be raised in Ghani Ahmadzai's talks with Chinese officials, as Beijing's influence on the insurgent group dates back to the ...
    10/26/2014 - 10:36 pm | View Link
  • Haqqani Leaders Detained in Persian Gulf, Not Inside Afghanistan
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    10/20/2014 - 12:14 am | View Link
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  • USAF MQ-1 Predator Drone Engage Insurgents & Insurgent ...
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    10/26/2014 - 10:09 pm | View Website
  • Taliban insurgency
    The Taliban insurgency began shortly after the group's fall from power following the 2001 war in Afghanistan. The Taliban forces are fighting against the Afghan ...
    10/26/2014 - 3:25 am | View Website
  • Insurgency Research Group
    IRG member David Ucko has a paper published in the October edition of the Conflict, Security & Development journal, entitled Militias, Tribes and Insurgents: The ...
    10/26/2014 - 2:35 am | View Website
  • Afghanistan
    History Early History. The location of Afghanistan astride the land routes between the Indian subcontinent, Iran, and central Asia has enticed conquerors throughout ...
    10/25/2014 - 1:27 pm | View Website
  • Afghanistan
    Asia Report N°260, 16 October 2014. Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, inherits a government that is running out of money and losing ground to the insurgency.
    10/25/2014 - 2:22 am | View Website
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