Afghanistan: Islamic Emirate tweets highlight ongoing conflict with Islamic State (Wilayat Khorasan)

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The following tweets were issued today 11th November 2015 by Abdulqahar Balkhi account affiliated with Islamic Emirate and highlight the ongoing conflict between Islamic Emirate and Islamic State (Wilayat Khorasan) in Afghanistan referred to as Deash (meaning Daesh, correct spelling)

IS first emerged in Afghanistan/Pakistan in 2014. A number of Taliban defected to Wilayat Khorasan. Since then there have been ongoing, clashes, claims and counter-claims with IS alleging Taliban are connected to state and security services indicating Pakistan, denied strongly by Islamic Emirate. In turn, Islamic Emirate have highlighted alleged abuses against civilians with IS alleging some are working as spies, denied by Islamic Emirate. See following article for background information,

“Are IS gaining a foothold in AfPak?”

https://activist1.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/are-is-gaining-a-foothold-in-afpak-new-video-release-shows-some-allegiance-in-the-region/

Islamic Emirate tweets read as follows:-

Statement by IEA on Deash fitna in #Zabul

Important points coming up in next tweets

1. Repeated conciliation efforts of IEA rebuffed by Deash elements, counter claims that Taliban are Apostates and Bughat from Khilafa

2. Deash elements kidnapped civilians & used women as concubines, trying to inflame dangerous sectarian/ethnic war

3 After final conciliation effort, op. by Mujahidin ended within 24 hours with minor number of fatalities as most Deash elements surrendered

4. Wealthy civilians from Ghazni/Nangarhar/other provinces kidnapped by Deash elements have been freed and no fighting in area anymore

5. Those elements that surrendered now living with families in safe areas under watchful eyes of Mujahidin

END

Links

“IS in Afghanistan”

http://www.dawn.com/news/1210025/is-in-afghanistan

For further articles search “Wilayat Khorasan” on blog searchbox

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. (She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”)

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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