Saturday, August 28, 2021

Who Is Funding ISIS-K, Terror Group Behind The Kabul Airport Attack?

 Megan Henney at Fox News offers a piece on the ISIS-K terrorist group. 

An offshoot of the Islamic State accused of orchestrating the deadly suicide attack outside the Kabul airport this week emerged six years ago, despite U.S.-led military efforts to squelch the group – and it has rapidly transformed into a dangerous global terror threat. 

The group, known as Islamic State Khorasan Province or ISIS-K, is an Afghan affiliate of the group's core leadership in Syria and Iraq. After the Islamic State lost its territory following a five-year military campaign by local and international forces, the caliphate increasingly turned to Afghanistan for its fighters. 

ISIS-K was founded in 2015 by several hundred disillusioned Pakistani Taliban fighters. It attracted other extremists, including members of the Taliban – which just toppled the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan after a 10-day blitz – who believed the militant group had become too moderate and peaceful.  

On Thursday, the terror group claimed responsibility for a bombing attack that killed at least 13 U.S. troops and more than 170 civilians, outside of Afghanistan's main airport. 

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Who is funding ISIS-K, terror group behind the Kabul airport attack? | Fox Business 

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