Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Analysts: Taliban worried Islamic State could become serious political competitor

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Stars and Stripes, 19 June 2015

In this report about the Taleban warning letter to the Islamic State, AAN’s Borhan Osman is quoted:

“It is difficult to imagine enthusiasm for (Islamic State) emerging among common Afghans. 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.”