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Taliban execute own fighters in Ghor amid growing internal rifts

Taliban execute own fighters in Ghor amid growing internal rifts

Increasing instances of sham trials and assassinations show that intra-group rivalries and power grabs are intensifying.

Taliban disagreements seen linked with illegal drug trade

Taliban disagreements seen linked with illegal drug trade

The assassinations of the Taliban supreme leader's brother and other top Taliban leaders have been linked to the money supply chain of the group's illicit drug trade.

Afghan forces rescue 11-year-old boy from ISIS captivity

Afghan forces rescue 11-year-old boy from ISIS captivity

National Department of Security forces attacked the ISIS fighters and returned the boy unharmed into the arms of his father.

Killing of al-Qaeda offshoot leader deemed major blow against terrorism

Killing of al-Qaeda offshoot leader deemed major blow against terrorism

Officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that Asim Umar, the head of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), was killed in an operation on September 23.

Taliban torch ISIS houses in Kunar as cycle of reprisals continues

Taliban torch ISIS houses in Kunar as cycle of reprisals continues

Struggling for power and crippled by Afghan security forces, the two groups continue to fight each other and make life miserable for local residents.

Taliban revenge attacks in Baghlan target women and children in mourning

Taliban revenge attacks in Baghlan target women and children in mourning

Responding to successful attacks on their group by a civilian uprising force, Taliban militants raided the home of local leader, killing civilians indiscriminately.

Victims recall horrific aftermath of Taliban car-bomb attack on Zabul hospital

Victims recall horrific aftermath of Taliban car-bomb attack on Zabul hospital

Although the insurgents claimed they were targeting a National Directorate of Security compound, they opted to hit an easier target: a civilian hospital treating women and children.

Liberated residents of Warduj District recount years of Taliban atrocities

Liberated residents of Warduj District recount years of Taliban atrocities

Inhabitants say the militants slaughtered residents, demolished homes and forced women to marry foreign fighters, among other heinous acts.

Taliban does Tehran's bidding in sabotaging Afghan development projects

Taliban does Tehran's bidding in sabotaging Afghan development projects

The Taliban vowed to protect the Iranian regime's interests in Afghanistan during a September 16 trip to Tehran.

Former Taliban commanders join Afghan police force

Former Taliban commanders join Afghan police force

The precise number of Taliban fighters who have left the battlefield over the past six years is unknown, but they number in the thousands.