Obama Exits Afghanistan, ISIS Moves In
Obama pushed for a surge in Afghanistan claiming that Al Qaeda had to be defeated. Al Qaeda wasn’t there then, but it may be making a comeback now.
Afghan officials confirmed for the first time Monday that the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is active in the south, recruiting fighters, flying black flags and, according to some sources, even battling Taliban militants.
The sources, including an Afghan general and a provincial governor, said a man identified as Mullah Abdul Rauf was actively recruiting fighters for the group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Gen. Mahmood Khan, the deputy commander of the army’s 215 Corps, said that within the past week residents of a number of districts in the southern Helmand province have said Rauf’s representatives are fanning out to recruit people.
But he said the Taliban, which is active across Helmand and…
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