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Islamic State group reaches for Afghanistan and Pakistan

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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CAMP SHORABAK, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told The Associated Press.

Disenchanted extremists from the Taliban and other organizations, impressed by the Islamic State group's territorial gains and slick online propaganda, have begun raising its black flag in extremist-dominated areas of both countries.


Uh oh it seems like the Islamic State has now been reaching out on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

However,




In Pakistan, an online video purportedly shows militants beheading a man while pledging their allegiance to the IS. In Afghanistan, there have even been reports of militant rivalries, with clashes erupting between Taliban fighters and Islamic State militants.





In Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, residents say a former Taliban commander named Mullah Abdul Rauf has begun recruiting fighters for the Islamic State group.

"People are saying that he has raised black flags and even has tried to bring down white Taliban flags in some areas," said Saifullah Sanginwal, a tribal leader in Sangin district. "There are reports that 19 or 20 people have been killed" in fighting between the Taliban and the IS, he added.

Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said in November there was no Islamic State group presence, only militants using its name. However, a government letter written a month earlier and later obtained by the AP warns local officials that the Islamic State group has begun courting area militants and that the extremists claim the support of up to "12,000 followers" in northwest Pakistan.


It seems that there has been infighting between the Taliban and the IS. The question is why? Both share the same ideology like imposing a Islamic theocracy and treating women like second class citizens

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posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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It seems that there has been infighting between the Taliban and the IS. The question is why? Both share the same ideology like imposing a Islamic theocracy and treating women like second class citizens


As long as they'r killing each other and not our own troops it's all good let them fight it out.
edit on 16-1-2015 by NeoSpace because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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I agree let the idiots fight, hell I say encourage them.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 06:41 PM
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Theyy're "reaching" into more countries, huh?

Unless they somehow figured out how to make tanks invisible or burrow underground, I'd say someone stepped in a bunch of Islamiphobia.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

You can write the scenario now, Afghanistan will fall, then Pakistan with their nukes. That prize will be the driving ambition of the crazies of any stripe. It is time to set into play plans to prevent that possible eventuality from ever getting close to reality. Some other country evidently is going to have to take the lead. That idiot in the White House is not going to act as necessary. He has displayed his colors for all to see.

Sad to say, little wars are better than WWIII.



posted on Jan, 16 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Trying to keep clear distinctions in who belongs to which club in that part of the globe is a waste of effort.

You think you got your finger on it today only to find out tomorrow the game and players have changed.

Anyone who says they understand it and can control or predict an outcome is delusional, a liar, or both.

IS has money. They have demonstrated success. All the cool kids who want to go on Safari to kill westerners and their stooges will gravitate to them.



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