“We don’t want history to record that we conducted an offensive with American cover.”Liz Sly, “Middle East Pro-Iran militias’ success in Iraq could undermine U.S.,” Washington Post, February 15, 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraqs-pro-iranian-shiite-militias-lead-the-war-against-the-islamic-state/2015/02/15/5bbb1cf0-ac94-11e4-8876-460b1144cbc1_story.html.
Karim al-Nouri, Badr spokesman, February 2015
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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