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Unrecognized yet Dangerous: The Rise of ISKP and its Global Ambitions

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Afghanistan’s Islamic State branch engages in global conflict

ISKP, an offshoot of the Islamic State group, is even more radical than the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The group has criticized the Taliban for what they see as appeasement to the West, including meeting with non-Islamic diplomats and accepting aid from unbelievers. Despite not being officially recognized by any government, ISKP’s global ambitions were highlighted by an attack in Moscow that killed 139 people.

In its nine-year existence, ISKP has primarily targeted Afghans but their reach has expanded beyond the country. They carried out attacks in Turkey and Iran, demonstrating their willingness to strike outside of their home turf. ISKP has a long list of enemies, including America and China, and they are focused on Russia due to its embassy in Kabul and ties to the Taliban.

The group has also been recruiting among Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Kazakhs, distributing content in Central Asian languages. Estimates of ISKP’s strength range from fewer than 2,000 to 5,000 members. Despite setbacks in Afghanistan, ISKP’s ability to connect with disaffected individuals makes them a significant threat.

By Samantha Jones

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