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Urdu Daily: Hekmatyar-Led Hizb-e-Islami Opposes Move To Shut Down Taliban’s Qatar Office, Taliban Leaders Could Move To TurkeyAccording to a Pakistan-based Urdu-language daily, Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has opposed an initiative by the Afghan government to have the Afghan Taliban’s political office in Doha, Qatar shut down.
ISIS Claims Stabbing Attack In Marseille, France
On October 1, 2017, the Islamic State (ISIS) news agency A’maq claimed responsibility for the same-day stabbing attack that killed two at the main train station in Marseille in southern France. Citing a “security source,” A’maq described the attacker as being a soldier of the Islamic State who carried out the attack in response to ISIS’s call to target coalition countries.
ISIS Video Shows Group Using Unexploded U.S. Ordnance In Its Operations, Manufacturing Bombs For Weaponized DronesOn September 29, 2017, the media office of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Raqqa, Syria released a video showing the group using unexploded U.S. bombs in its martyrdom operations, IED attacks, and drone attacks. The video, which was posted on multiple pro-ISIS Twitter accounts and Telegram channels, also featured a Yemeni fighter named Abu Hafs urging the mujahideen to ask Allah for forgiveness and showed another fighter making the bombs used in ISIS weaponized drone attacks.
(by memri.org)

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