Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

To Afghanistan Not Syria? Islamic State Diverts Tajik Fighters South

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Jamestown Foundation (Eurasia Daily Monitor), 15 March 2017

Looking at cases of Tajiks trying to enter Afghanistan, from Russia through Iran, in order to join Daesh, author Edward Lemon cites AAN as a source a few times – and directly relates to an AAN dispatch by Christian Bleuer (“To Syria, not Afghanistan: Central Asian jihadis ‘neglect’ their neighbour”) in his headline. He adds that this “pathway is not yet fully established” yet.