Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

How ISIS Has Expanded Beyond Its Syrian Stronghold

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NPR, 18 February 2015

The NPR’s Phil Reeves quotes from Borhan Osman’s latest AAN dispatch about IS in Afghanistan, particularly about ideological differences betwee IS and the Taleban:

“It’s actually not easy for outside militant organizations to operate in Afghanistan, says Borhan Osman, of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. For example, there are religious differences, Osman says. ‘[ISIS] is very much a narrow-minded Salafist jihadi group. That makes them unwelcome in Afghanistan,’ he says.