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Taliban Carries Out ‘Revenge’ Attack on US-Afghan Airbase Over Leaflet

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Voice of America, 6 September 2017

A tweet of AAN’s Borhan Osman is quoted in this article about US military spreading an anti-Taleban leaflet in Afghanistan that is seen as offensive to Muslims in general:

Borhan Osman, a researcher at the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network, noted that rage is building against the NATO-led Resolute Support, or RS, mission in the country in reaction to the controversial leaflets.

“The kalima [statement of Islamic faith] is on the Taliban flag. But even the dumbest of RS cultural advisors shouldn’t have missed the sensitivity,” Osman wrote in a Twitter post.