February 10, 2022
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.
February 05, 2020
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.
May 14, 2019
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.
March 07, 2019
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.
January 25, 2018
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.
April 18, 2017
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?
April 14, 2017
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.
September 13, 2016
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.
August 13, 2016
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?