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Gary R. Bunt

New Book on Jihad

A new book from Thomas Hegghammer is out now, discussing global jihad: Discover More…

Abu Zubaydah

Peter Bergen of CNN writes in detail about the torture of Abu Zubaydah, and the drawings Abu Zubaydah produced (a new tranche has emerged). Discover More…

Operation Northmoor

BBC News, Panorama Investigation: War crimes scandal exposed
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Taliban Series

Kim Sengupta, Independent, For a former Taliban commander, the quiet life is a distant prospect Discover More…

Taliban Gender Stance

Global Village Space, Will Taliban soften their stance on women’s rights? Discover More…

'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan'

Aaron Zelin on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (via Twitter) Discover More…

Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Amira Jadoon, CTC, Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 Dec 2018

Links to PDF report.

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Afghanistan bomb blast hits religious scholars

aljazeera.com, Suicide bombing at Kabul religious gathering kills dozens
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