Is the Taliban’s Campaign Against the Islamic State Working?
By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban claim to have defeated the self-declared Islamic State’s Afghan chapter, but exclusive information obtained by The Diplomat indicates that its success is not what it seems.
Islamic State’s Lingering Legacy in Afghanistan
By Giuliano Battiston
“The defeat of Daesh is definitive,” says a district governor. But the group’s impact is still being felt on the ground.
The Peculiar Presence of the Islamic State in Kunar
By Franz J. Marty
An opaque offshoot of the self-declared Islamic State in one Afghan province displaced thousands of civilians.
Afghan Official: Suicide Blast Near Jalalabad Kills 17
By Rahim Faiez
U.S. forces assisted Afghan troops in quelling the attack on a construction company in Nangarhar province.
Islamic State Claims Attack on Save the Children Office in Jalalabad
By Catherine Putz
As of writing, official sources indicate that at least three people have been killed and 20 injured.
Will Pakistan Benefit From the US 'Mother of All Bombs' Strike in Afghanistan?
By Mahboob Mohsin and Waqas Halim
Could the strike on eastern Afghanistan help Pakistan with its cross-border militancy problem?
US Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS in Afghanistan
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Air Force has dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs ever built on an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan.
2016 Fighting Season in Afghanistan: Taliban Target Senior Ranks
By Shawn Snow
A senior Afghan police chief, General Zarawar Zahid, was killed in an IED blast on September 11.
Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?
By Ankit Panda
Afghanistan's envoy to Pakistan says that Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed in late July. Is that likely?