Sunday, 28 August 2016

New Front Opens in Afghanistan

Taliban Overrun Afghan Border District, Opening a New Front - The New York Times
Local officials expressed alarm that the attack in the Jani Khel district overnight Friday was led by fighters of the Haqqani network. The network, an arm of the insurgency based in Pakistan, is known for its urban assaults, and the officials say it is trying to create a foothold to re-establish its headquarters in Afghanistan.

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