The 2016 Insurgency in the North: Raising the Daesh flag (although not for long)

The flag of the Islamic State (IS, or Daesh) has been flown twice in the last year in Takhar and Baghlan provinces by a group of ethnic Uzbek Afghans who had set up their own insurgent group, Jundullah, in 2009. It had enjoyed an uneasy alliance with the Taleban, but tried to use the turmoil … Continue reading The 2016 Insurgency in the North: Raising the Daesh flag (although not for long)