01 Aug '18, 3pm

Taliban says Islamic State has been 'completely defeated' in Jawzjan | FDD's Long War Journal

The Taliban claimed it has “completely defeated” the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province in the northern Afghan province of Jawzjan after a coordinated operation that was launched from three different locations. More than 150 Islamic State members, including the group’s military commander for the north, reportedly surrendered to the Afghan government. The complex Taliban operation designed to eject the Islamic State from Jawzjan district, which was confirmed in the Afghan press, highlights the Taliban’s ability to coordinate and mass for attacks in the Afghan north. However, it is unlikely that the Islamic State has been “completely defeated” in the north. The group still has a presence in other districts in Jawzjan as well as neighboring Sar-i-Pul and Faryab provinces. Additionally, the Islamic State has proven to be resilient. In Nangarhar province, it has withstood severa...

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