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The Wrong Enemy in Afghanistan

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New York Times, 9 May 2017

AAN’s Borhan Osman wrote this opinion piece about the over-hyped IS phenomenon in Afghanistan that overshadows other, more important issues:

… the United States obsession with the Islamic State in Khorasan — a minor group in Afghanistan — distracts attention from a more urgent task: negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban, which controls close to half of Afghanistan.