ISIL 'emerges' in southern Afghanistan

After breaking off from Al Qaeda, the ISIL gained swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, claiming a major victory in Iraq's Mosul in early June and breaking across the Sykes-Picot border.

ISIL 'emerges' in southern Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ISIL militant group has emerged in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province, a local newspaper has claimed.

After breaking off from Al Qaeda, the ISIL gained swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, claiming a major victory in Iraq's Mosul in early June and breaking across the Sykes-Picot border.

"The extremist Taliban militants who claimed having affiliation with the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Levant have hoisted the black flags (of ISIL) in some districts and written slogans on the walls in (ISIL) support," the daily Wahdat reported on Saturday.

"The extremist Taliban insurgents who are supporting (ISIL) have blocked the communication roads in some districts including Malistan, Nawar, Qarabagh and Jaghori, obviously busy in organizing their fighters," provincial deputy governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi told the paper.

United States President Barack Obama authorized U.S. forces to conduct airstrikes on ISIL in Syria on September 10.

On Sunday coalition forces hit ISIL targets in their headquarters in Raqqah, as well as Menbic and Deir ez-Zor in Syria.

Last Mod: 29 Eylül 2014, 14:42
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