The Taliban are falling into the vortex of their own internal conflicts, observers say.
After the fall of the Syrian town tarnished its image, the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' launched a new magazine to camouflage its losses.
The 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' suffered heavy losses last year in terms of both money and manpower, experts tell Diyaruna.
At least 56 people were killed in three militant attacks January 10.
ISIL bears blame for slaughtering 13 coal miners in Baghlan January 6, officials say.
Sectarian attacks committed by the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) in Afghanistan are meant to divide Shia and Sunni Muslims, but Afghans are resisting the message of hate.
Ongoing efforts on both sides of border are undermining the financial viability of militants in Afghanistan who depend heavily on drugs for income.
Many militants have realised their leaders are waging a phony 'jihad' against the Afghan people and government.
'Attacking the residence of national personalities cannot be justified in any religion and is against Islamic values', Afghan President Ghani said.
Iran is playing a treacherous double game: proclaiming to be fighting terrorism in Iraq and Syria while at the same time supporting atrocities across Afghanistan.