Global Terrorist Organization ISKP Expands Reach beyond Afghanistan and Targets Moscow

The Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan is engaged in a global conflict

The Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) is a terrorist organization that has been operating in Afghanistan for nine years. However, despite its existence mainly targeting Afghans, its global ambitions became apparent on March 22nd when gunmen attacked a concert in Moscow, killing 139 people. ISKP has been blamed by American officials for the attack, with suspects from Tajikistan later being arrested by Russia.

The group has been carrying out attacks beyond Afghanistan, targeting countries like Turkey and Iran. ISKP’s enemies include America and China, and it has been recruiting individuals from Central Asian countries. Russia is also a target of ISKP due to its presence in Kabul and relationship with the Taliban. Additionally, the group targets countries supplying aid to Syria, where its parent organization was dismantled by Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

Despite limited information about its leader, ISKP is now under global scrutiny. Its ability to connect with disaffected individuals is considered its strength, with its current leader being Shahab al-Muhajir, a 29-year-old of Arab descent. Despite not being formally recognized by any government due to its oppressive restrictions on female education, the Taliban regime remains a threat to global security and stability.

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