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ISIS Khorasan branch loses 3rd leader in a year

ISIS Khorasan branch loses 3rd leader in a year

Abu Sayed was killed along with a number of militants in a July 11 strike in Kunar Province.

Afghanistan concerned by Russian pro-Taliban meddling

Afghanistan concerned by Russian pro-Taliban meddling

Russia provides weapons and financial support to the Taliban, undermining the Afghan government's counter-terrorism efforts, say officials.

Operation Khalid beats back Taliban incursions

Operation Khalid beats back Taliban incursions

The military operation has dealt a heavy blow to the Taliban and foiled their efforts to gain territory, officials say.

Afghan air force proves essential in fighting militants

Afghan air force proves essential in fighting militants

The Taliban and ISIS Khorasan branch are ill-equipped to face the Afghan air force, say military observers.

Pakistan starts fencing border with Afghanistan

Pakistan starts fencing border with Afghanistan

The project aims to deter cross-border movement of militants and improve regional security.

Azra District residents revolt against Taliban

Azra District residents revolt against Taliban

The government pledged to support members of anti-Taliban uprisings until the insurgents' defeat.

Afghan forces close in on ISIS-held caves in Tora Bora

Afghan forces close in on ISIS-held caves in Tora Bora

After ISIS militants took control of the area from the Taliban last week, Afghan forces moved in quickly and are poised to battle for the cave complex.

Kunar residents 'fed up' with terrorists

Kunar residents 'fed up' with terrorists

Residents have asked the government to step up operations against the Taliban, ISIS, al-Qaeda and other groups present in the province.

Losses mount for ISIS in Afghanistan

Losses mount for ISIS in Afghanistan

Ongoing operations of Afghan forces have snuffed out the group's ambitions in the country, and its decimated leadership is struggling to find new recruits among the population.

Realising truth, ISIS militants join peace process in Nangarhar

Realising truth, ISIS militants join peace process in Nangarhar

ISIS activities are un-Islamic and only harm the Afghan people and government, former commanders and members of the terrorist group say.