“There is no doubt that ISIS is a bastard child of the United States. I and my comrades will never surrender to the involvement of the United States and its allies in Iraq, and this was our position from the beginning.... [ISIS’s] main designers and the creators were the United States and their master, Israel.”Jonathan Spyer, “BEHIND THE LINES: MILITIAS MERGE INTO IRAQI SECURITY FORCES?,” Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2019, https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Behind-the-Lines-Militias-merge-into-Iraqi-security-forces-594661.
Hadi al-Amiri, Badr Organization leader, June 2019
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On September 17, 2019, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated outside a Presidential rally in Charikar, Afghanistan, killing at least 26 people and injuring another 30. Later, a suicide bomber detonated outside the Ministry of Defense in Kabul, killing 22 and wounding 38 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks.
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