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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    05/28/2017 - 3:55 am | View Link
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    05/23/2017 - 3:16 am | View Link
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    05/22/2017 - 1:53 pm | View Link
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  • Insurgent
    in·sur·gent (ĭn-sûr′jənt) adj. 1. Rising in revolt against a government or other established authority. 2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political ...
    05/24/2017 - 5:09 pm | View Website
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    05/24/2017 - 2:57 am | View Website
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