Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: ET Bureau's irresponsible reporting on US military 'promoting ISIS in Afghanistan'

  1. #1

    Exclamation ET Bureau's irresponsible reporting on US military 'promoting ISIS in Afghanistan'

    Suddenly there are reports of resurgence of ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan, who's the 'founding father' of this latest rebirth?

    Also, why are some media outlets allowed to do such irresponsible reporting.. shouldn't some taxpayers funded or private US media watchdog hold them accountable?


    US military allegedly promoting ISIS in Afghanistan

    There are allegations that weapons are often transferred to the territory of Afghanistan by helicopters without identifying insignia.

    ET Bureau
    Apr 22, 2019

    The US military is allegedly allowing members of the ISIS, which have suffered serious defeats in Syria and neighboring Iraq, to infiltrate Afghanistan even as US is engaged with peace talks with Taliban for sake of stability in the landlocked country.

    There are allegations that weapons are often transferred to the territory of Afghanistan by helicopters without identifying insignia. With the US and NATO fully controlling the skies over Afghanistan, there is every reason to believe they had a hand in that, or at least, did not hamper these flights, sources alleged.

    In early April security officials in Afghanistan arrested a group of six media activists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Kabul. Detained individuals were involved in pro-ISIS activities in social media networks, mainly spreading propagandas in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram.

    Afghan officials arrested 10 other ISIS facilitators during a separate operation in Nangarhar province. 12,500 kilograms of explosives were seized during the same operation. Afghan Special Forces, ISIS and the Taliban are preparing for a three-way battle in eastern Afghanistan. ISIS started an offensive against the Taliban few weeks ago in Kunar province - a fight that has displaced more than 20,000 people.

    USA and Brussels, however, deny any such role. USA said that the Islamic State terror group is losing its grip on parts of Afghanistan, slowly succumbing to pressure from U.S. and Afghan forces

    Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had once told al-Jazeera television news network that the US is colluding with Daesh in Afghanistan, and allowing the Takfiris to flourish in his conflict-stricken country.
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/68986884.cms




    Return of ISIS: Taliban fight ‘join ISIS in droves’ - ‘US is concerned’

    ISIS is once again on the rise, with the terror group now boasting as many as 14,000 fighters in Afghanistan alone.

    By Emily Ferguson
    PUBLISHED: 09:11, Tue, Sep 17, 2019

    ISIS 'developing' with new caliphate claims expert

    The Afghan branch of ISIS, known as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), is gaining ground as Taliban hardliners angry about peace negotiations with the US have “joined ISIS in droves”, according to experts. IS-K, formed in 2014 and known for its ruthless violence and gory propaganda videos on social media, is believed to be responsible for a surge in violence of ISIS violence this year. The attacks have raised fears of an ISIS resurgence even though the group was defeated in its Iraqi and Syrian heartlands earlier this year.

    Related articles
    ISIS fighter who claimed UK benefits while fighting in Syria is caught



    The Financial Times reported the expansion of the ISIS affiliate across Afghanistan has led to growing concern the group will create a haven for terrorists to organise violence abroad, recreating the conditions that allowed al-Qaeda to organise the 9/11 attacks on the US.

    Afghanistan is seen as an important region to recuperate and plan their next phase of operations.

    Jonathan Schroden, a military analyst at research organisation CNA, said: “The US is most concerned about IS-K as potentially the next big thing inside ISIS.”
    Another expert said the ISIS affiliate is growing steadily in size, as new recruits are joining IS-K from across the Middle East.


    ISIS is one again on the rise with as many as 14,000 fighters in Afghanistan (Image: NC)

    Antonio Giustozzi, war historian and author of The Taliban at War, said: “The ISIS caliphate is gone but it reorganised in Afghanistan after a period of disruption.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...taliban-terror



    CENTCOM chief warns 'very worrisome' ISIS presence in

    June 14, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    An Afghan National Army soldier prepares for a move at a mission support site in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, June 13, 2018
    (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Sharida Jackson)

    A senior U.S. general says that ISIS remains a "very worrisome" presence in Afghanistan, but it is unlikely to mount an attack on the U.S. homeland because it is under strong military pressure.

    Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, who heads the U.S. Central Command, on June 12 told reporters the extremist group "in Afghanistan certainly has aspirations to attack the United States."
    "It is our clear judgment that as long as we maintain pressure on them it will be hard for them to do that," he said.
    McKenzie, whose Central Command has responsibility for managing U.S. military operations across the Middle East, spoke in Germany with reporters after completing an eight-day trip to Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.

    The AP earlier this week quoted U.S. and Afghan security officials as saying the extremist group in Afghanistan is expanding its presence, recruiting new members, and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries.

    A U.S. intelligence official based in Afghanistan told AP that a recent series of attacks in the Afghan capital, Kabul, were "practice runs" for even bigger attacks in Europe and the United States.
    https://taskandpurpose.com/centcom-c...anistan-attack





    Related

    Syria: The Strange US/Israel/Al-Qaeda Ménage à Trois

    Netherlands suspends Cyber Security official who said Zionists created ISIS

    Lecturer at US-aided Afghan university arrested, accused of recruiting for ISIS
    Mubasher Muslimyar, a lecturer in Islamic studies at Kabul University in Afghanistan, which receives U.S. funding, was arrested on suspicion of recruiting students to join the Islamic State group, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security said.
    Sunday, July 7, 2019
    https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-...-isis-1.589387

    No need to panic ; Former CIA deputy station chief discusses ISIS with Iraqi Sunni leaders

    Netanyahu advised US against attacking ISIS



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2
    Return of ISIS: Taliban fight ‘join ISIS in droves’ - ‘US is concerned’

    ISIS is once again on the rise, with the terror group now boasting as many as 14,000 fighters in Afghanistan alone.
    PUBLISHED: Tue, Sep 17, 2019

    ISIS 'developing' with new caliphate claims expert

    The Afghan branch of ISIS, known as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), is gaining ground as Taliban hardliners angry about peace negotiations with the US have “joined ISIS in droves”, according to experts. IS-K, formed in 2014 and known for its ruthless violence and gory propaganda videos on social media, is believed to be responsible for a surge in violence of ISIS violence this year. The attacks have raised fears of an ISIS resurgence even though the group was defeated in its Iraqi and Syrian heartlands earlier this year.


    CENTCOM chief warns 'very worrisome' ISIS presence in

    June 14, 2019
    A senior U.S. general says that ISIS remains a "very worrisome" presence in Afghanistan, but it is unlikely to mount an attack on the U.S. homeland because it is under strong military pressure.
    Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, who heads the U.S. Central Command, on June 12 told reporters the extremist group "in Afghanistan certainly has aspirations to attack the United States."
    "It is our clear judgment that as long as we maintain pressure on them it will be hard for them to do that," he said.

    Will additional troops be sent to Afghansitan also or current levels maintained if fighting surging ISIS is priority ?



    US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq to fight IS, says Pentagon chief
    4 hours ago


    Mr Esper told reporters that, under current plans, about 1,000 soldiers would be redeployed to help stop the resurgence of Islamic State (IS).
    President Donald Trump has previously pledged to bring US troops home.
    bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50117765

  4. #3
    Pending confirmation from more reliable MSM outlets like CNN, NYT:

    10 Indians among 900 ISIS affiliates surrendering in Afghanistan

    According to reports, 10 Indian women and children – all members of families of Indian fighters, most of them from Kerala – are believed to be among those who have surrendered.

    Nov 25, 2019 HT Correspondent

    Among those who surrendered were Islamic State fighters and members of their families. (AP File / Photo used for representational purpose only )

    Almost 900 people, including Islamic State fighters and members of their families and a majority of them Pakistani nationals, have surrendered to Afghan security forces in the past fortnight, people familiar with developments said on Sunday. These include ten Indians as well.
    The surrenders occurred in the eastern province of Nangarhar, where the Afghan national security forces are conducting operations against the IS, the people cited above said. Hours after the operation was launched on November 12, a total of 93 IS members, including 13 Pakistani nationals, laid down their arms, they said.
    According to reports, 10 Indian women and children – all members of families of Indian fighters, most of them from Kerala – are believed to be among those who have surrendered. The 10 people were believed to have been shifted to Kabul. A special team from the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan intelligence agency, is gathering details of the people who have surrendered.
    “We are evaluating them one by one. More details will emerge once this process is finished,” said an official in Kabul who declined to be identified. The people said several Indian-origin IS fighters are believed to be active in Nangarhar though a few have died in air strikes and operations by Afghan special forces. Since 2016, about a dozen men from Kerala travelled to Afghanistan to join IS. Some of them had converted to Islam and several were accompanied by their families.
    hindustantimes.com/india-news/10-indians-among-900-surrendering-in-afghanistan

  5. #4
    Proving that ISIS is nothing more then a manufactured group like ALQeda in order to justify the prolonged military western occupations.



Similar Threads

  1. 2019 ISIS Rebirth: Who is the 'founding father' of ISIS in Afghanistan?
    By enhanced_deficit in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-18-2019, 08:21 PM
  2. Foxnews: US may need to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely due to ISIS threat
    By enhanced_deficit in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-23-2019, 12:02 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2016, 11:58 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2014, 11:28 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 10:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •