Category: Afghanistan

The Islamic State Threat in Central Asia: Reality or Spin?

By: Ryskeldi Satke, Casey Michel, Sertaç Canalp Korkmaz Screengrab of Kazakh militants fighting in Syria (Source: RFE/RL) The threat of Islamist radicalism in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia has been a topic of debate among the analyst community…

Pakistani intelligence helping Taliban: NATO report

ABC: A leaked NATO report has provided further evidence that Pakistan’s ISI security service has been helping the Taliban. The report, which will further strain ties between Western powers and Islamabad, is the result of interrogations of thousands of Taliban…

Intelligence wars: ISI vs CIA

During a one-on-one meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Ashfaq Parvez Kayani during a meeting of NATO military chiefs in Seville on September 16, Mike Mullen, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff accused the Inter-Services-Intelligence (ISI) of helping Jalaluddin…

Questions Raised About Haqqani Network Ties with Pakistan

The villain responsible for the raft of violence against US targets in Kabul has been identified – and the finger points directly to a shadowy insurgent group and, by extension, to Pakistan’s intelligence agency.

Hiding bin Laden: Finger of suspicion at ISI

WASHINGTON(Times of India): Just hours after American Navy Seals shot dead Osama bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan on Sunday, US President Barack Obama shot down the Pakistani security establishment’s attempt to claim joint credit for the operation. 

U.S. Guantanamo documents name Pakistan ISI as al Qaeda associate

(Reuters) – The U.S. military classified Pakistan’s top spy agency as a terrorist support entity in 2007 and used association with it as a justification to detain prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, according to leaked documents published on Sunday that are…

France/Afghanistan: Osama Bin Laden threatens to kill French hostages

In a new audio message broadcast by the Qatari television network Al-Jazeera, Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden threatened to kill theFrench hostages held in Afghanistan. Bin Laden stated that President Nicolas Sarkozy’s stance on Islamwould cost France a lot and added that the release of journalists Hervé Ghesquière…

Afghanistan: Russia steps in to help Nato

The Independent Russia has agreed to return to the war in Afghanistan at the request of the Western states which helped the mujahedin to drive its forces out of the country 21 years ago.