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Pakistan becomes the battleground for ISIS and Taliban, with ISI (spy agency) caught in between

Pics from top to bottom: Abu Jarrah the ISIS attacker, scenes frm the mosque after the attack

Feeding the snakes of terrorism in its bosom, Pakistan is now being bitten by its own snakes. 402 more words

Strategic Affairs

At least 14 killed in explosion at Pakistan mosque

A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in southwest Pakistan during Friday evening prayers, killing a senior police officer and at least 13 civilians, police said. 304 more words


Antiwar.com — Report: US drone strike kills Afghan civilians, Taliban commander

Originally published at Antiwar.com

An unconfirmed number of Afghan civilians – reportedly more than 40 – were killed along with the regional leader of a splinter Taliban faction and dozens of militants in a US drone attack in Herat province on Wednesday. 683 more words

Politics & Human Rights

More via The Daily Beast: ‘Jihad Is the Way to Go’: Connecticut Man Charged With Trying to Fight for ISIS

According to the federal affidavit, the FBI was first alerted to McCormick, a former truck driver, on Aug. 24, when members from another state reported that McCormick had stated “we should support ISIS” and “Jihad is the way to go.” The community members also told authorities McCormick had asked about “circumcision and wanted a doctor that could help him with the procedure.” 131 more words


Bombshell Report: Misleading the Public on Afghanistan

A bombshell new report by Washington Post revealed an unsurprising secret government report that for nearly two decades the American public was intentionally misled on the war efforts in Afghanistan by manipulating statistics at the request of the White House to delude us into believing that we were winning the war and making progress in the country. 212 more words


Taliban Agrees To Temporary Ceasefire In Afghanistan

The Taliban’s ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary ceasefire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. 428 more words