Afghan Extremists Have United in New Offensive, U.N. Envoy Says

(UNITED NATIONS) — A new offensive against the Afghan government and people is being compounded by “an unprecedented convergence” of Taliban insurgents, more than 7,000 foreign fighters, and violent groups including the Islamic State, Afghanistan’s U.N. ambassador said Monday. Zahir Tanin told the U.N. Security Council that these groups not only target Afghan troops and…

http://time.com/3931402/taliban-un-afghanistan-parliament-islamic-state/

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