The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan

The Rise and Stall of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. U.S. Institute of Peace. Casey Garret Johnson. November 3, 2016

This report details the structure, composition, and growth of the Islamic State’s so-called Khorasan province, particularly in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, and outlines considerations for international policymakers. More than sixty interviews carried out by The Liaison Office with residents of Nangarhar and provincial and national Afghan security officials informed this report. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 16 pages, 409.17 KB].

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