Afghan Taliban (Quetta Shura)
"In Afghanistan, U.S. needs a steady push"
ISW Communication Director Megan Ortagus writes an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about USMC Operation Dagger.
The Haqqani Network is a group of fighters based in the area of Paktia, Paktika, and Khost (P2K or Greater Paktia) and North Waziristan Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Pakistan and Afghanistan
Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is a group of fighters whose main area of operation is northeastern Afghanistan, such as the provinces of Kunar, Laghman and Paktia.
Regional Command East
Regional Command East (RC East) is comprised of fourteen provinces
Regional Command South
Kandahar Province | Helmand Province | Nimruz Province | Day Kundi Province | Uruzgan Province | Zabul Province
Demographics and Terrain