FYIBro you are right about everything except the last point.
ISKP is controlled by CIA ( in collusion with other spy agencies NDS/Saleh & his predicessor NABI and RAW), it is beyond the payroll of regular ANDSF. When they were crushed by Taliban and ANDSF from opposite direcrions, unmarked US helicopters saved their leaders and lifted them to safety in various safe houses.
We should know US different branches have sifferent agendas ( if you watch Gen Tariq interview you will get an idea). CIA in collusion with RAW and their agents which run NDS run a deeper strategic game beyond the mandate of coalition forces , TTP and its byproduct ISKP is their creation.
CIA has special units in Afghanistan, more highly paid than regular ANDSF a prime example is KPF and some units under NDS.
There's no evidence to support the allegations, but they are another prime example of Russia's active information warfare campaign against the US.
Col. Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, tweeted early Thursday morning that airstrikes on Wednesday killed three ISIS fighters in Kunar Province and forced 34 ISIS militants to surrender to Afghan forces in Tswokey district.
ISIS-Khorasan, the Islamic State branch in Afghanistan, could soon "reconstitute capability," said the US State Department's John T. Godfrey.
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The most alarming observation is that the ISKP is/was able to draw Urban Middle Class kids to its side as well.
Ever since the Islamic State in Khorasan Province emerged in Afghanistan in 2015, policymakers and security forces have regarded it as an “imported” group that can be defeated militarily. This approach, however, fails to take into account the long-standing and complex historical and sociological...
This phenomenon was apparent in the case of the ISIL in the Middle East as well which was able to draw recruits from multiple countries including Russia and also from Europe. Kids from well-to-do households in Europe slipped into Syria to join ISKP; imagine this.
How come Urban Middle Class kids in Europe and also in Afghanistan can be so messed-up in the head and/or have such hardline political stances? Failure of Education system(s)?
While Afghanistan continues to burn, Russia is busy in propaganda games. Russia needs to play a constructive role in Afghanistan instead.
Joe Biden is an idiot as well:
Pakistan’s prime minister says that America’s accelerated troop exit from Afghanistan has left Washington with no “bargaining power” for arranging a peace deal between warring Afghans. “I think the U.S.
Donald Trump was handling Afghanistan in a much better manner.