Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Islamic State under pressure in Afghanistan?

Islamic State under pressure in Afghanistan- Nikkei Asian Review
More than a year ago, the group's presence prompted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to warn members of the U.S. Congress of the "terrible threat" the group posed to Afghanistan and Central Asian neighbors Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan and Kazakhstan. Ghani's call for more action against the local IS offshoot convinced the Obama administration to postpone plans to reduce U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan last year.

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