Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Analysts: Taliban worried Islamic State could become serious political competitor

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19 June 2016, Stars and Stripes

This article on the competition between the Taleban and Daesh quotes several experts and commentators, including AAN’s Borhan Osman, saying:

“It is difficult to imagine enthusiasm for (Islamic State) emerging among common Afghans,” said Borhan Osman of the Afghan Analysts Network. “However, tribal grievances towards the Taliban in communities which are not under government control could help (Islamic State) recruiters to strike a chord with these communities.”