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Islamic State promotes training camp in eastern Afghanistan

Islamic State promotes training camp in eastern Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s “Khorasan Province” promoted a training camp that is operated in the eastern Afghan province of Logar. The facility is named after a Taliban commander who was killed in an internecine dispute in 2012. Three photographs of the “Ustad Yasir” camp were obtained by journalist Saleem Mehsud and published on his Twitter account on April 18. The images were emailed to the Pakistani reporter, Mehsud told The Long War Journal . Fourteen Islamic State fighters are shown in formation in two of the photos. The other image shows a pickup truck with a heavy machine gun mounted on the back moving through a creek. The Ustad Yasir camp is run by the Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas Front and it is located in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan. The group was named after Sa’ad bin Abi Waqas, an al Qaeda emir in Kunar province who was killed by the US military in an airstrike on Apr...

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