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Deadly Attack Outside Kabul Airport

August 26, 2021

Episode Notes:

Two explosions rocked Kabul this evening just outside the city’s international airport. The Islamic State-Khorasan is reportedly behind the attack. The Pentagon has confirmed that there have been a number of U.S. and civilian casualties, but we do not yet know all the details. Here to help us understand the group likely responsible for the bombings is Craig Whiteside.

Craig is an associate professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College as part of the resident program, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a senior associate with Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups and a fellow at the International Centre for Counter-terrorism – The Hague’s and the George Washington University’s program on extremism. He is a co-author of “The ISIS Reader” (Hurst/Oxford-2019).

[ 00:54 ] Islamic State-Khorasan intentions and strategy

[ 04:30 ] What are the key things we should know about Islamic State-Khorasan Province?

[ 05:56 ] What is their relationship to the Taliban?

[ 08:36 ] What makes Islamic State-Khorasan dangerous?

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