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Afghanistan Terror

'Mission Accomplished' Reversed: Iraq Is the New Afghanistan

Clemens Wergin | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Clemens Wergin

The country has become the new Afghanistan -- a center of attraction and a training ground for the next generation of jihadist fighters who will be able to make use elsewhere of the fighting experience they get there. And now the same thing has happened in Iraq. ISIS cleverly used the porous borders with Syria to draw jihadists initially recruited for Syria into the neighboring country. ISIS can thus create the reign it so desires over an extensive territory comprising parts of Syria and northern Iraq. Since the Americans destroyed the Afghan symbiosis between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, no terror group has achieved anything like this. And it will draw more Islamist radicals from around the world who will either join ISIS or donate money. From that point of view, the Mosul victory was a successful PR coup.

Bomb Kills 14 Members Of Single Family During Eid Al-Fitr Celebration

AP | AMIR SHAH and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country'...

Roadside Bomb Kills 3 Afghan Police Officers

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan officials say three police officers have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. Uruzgan provincia...

Bomb Hidden In Trash Heap Kills 6 Children

AP | By SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Explosives hidden in a trash heap killed six children in southern Afghanistan Friday, police said, and five NATO troops were kil...