In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, 25 April, nearly 500 imprisoned insurgents escaped from Kandahar’s central prison through a 1,200 foot tunnel dug by the Taliban.
ISW and MCA cordially invite you to a conversation with Major General Richard Mills, the Commanding General of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and ISW’s President, Dr. Kimberly Kagan.
The Haqqani Network is important not only because of its tactical & operational proficiency, but because it links foreign terrorists like al Qaeda to operations inside Afghanistan.
Insurgents in the eastern province of Nangarhar recently perpetrated one of the most vicious attacks against Afghan civilians in recent memory.
Panelists will discuss governance challenges, ongoing counterinsurgency operations, the changing face of the enemy, & the growth of ANSF.
Although Uzbek militants have been active in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1990s, little attention has been paid to these fighters.
The Quetta Shura Taliban (QST)& their senior leadership is distinct from the Haqqani Network, which operates primarily from the southeastern provinces of Khost, Paktia & Paktika, all the way to Kabul.
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is a terrorist group founded in 1998, whose stated goal is the overthrow of the Uzbek president & to create an Islamic state in Uzbekistan.