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Why ISIL is Targeting Tolerant Sufi Islam

By Peter Gottschalk | (The Conversation) | - - On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern…
Afghan Women Take Up Arms Against The Taliban

Afghan Women Take Up Arms Against The Taliban

By RFE/RL's Afghan Service The leader of a fledgling women's militia in northern Afghanistan says dozens of volunteers have joined the fight since a handful of women recently took up arms to…
The Taliban Threat to Northern Afghanistan

The Taliban Threat to Northern Afghanistan

By Bruce Pannier | ( RFE/RL) The security problems in northwest Afghanistan continue despite several trips to the region by Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former general who comes from…