Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

With a complete Taliban takeover, where does it leave the Islamic State in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 20: With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, questions loom as to how the outfit’s relations with the Islamic State would be in the country. The ISIS which established the ISKP in the Nangarhar Province of eastern Afghanistan in January 2015 has however struggled to find its foothold in the country.

When the ISKP was formed, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour had written to the ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to stop the recruitment drive. The ISIS had started recruiting disgruntled Taliban fighters. Mansour had said in the letter that any activity by the ISIS in Afghanistan should be carried out under the leadership of the Taliban.

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