Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

IS, Taliban pairing up in northern Afghanistan

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AFP, 8 May 2015

AAN’s Kate Clark again as a voice of caution on the above:

“Just because they are foreign fighters does not mean they are Daesh,” she told AFP.

“I’m sceptical because I can’t see any reason why the Taliban would want to fight alongside Daesh. We need to see more evidence to support this claim.”