ISIS branch could be new thorn in the side of Afghan peace talks, says Ratan

A recent article from The Guardian discusses how hope for Afghan peace is being threatened by the escalation of attacks by the Islamic State. The escalation follows increased operations by US Special Forces and the Afghan army to wipe out Islamic State fighters and disrupt supply lines that reach into Pakistan.

Sudha Ratan, professor in Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science’s Department of Social Sciences at Augusta University, speaks to both India and Afghanistan’s perception of the Islamic State Khorasan Province as a ‘breakaway faction’ of the Pakistani Taliban, allegedly groomed by Pakistan’s intelligence service.

The Guardian: Islamic State attacks show group in intent on killing Afghan peace hopes

August 1, 2018

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