Intel: ISIS using Afghanistan to plot terrorist attacks: Media Miss
Longworth: ISIS is using Afghanistan as a base for plotting terrorist attacks in Europe and Asia…along with aspirational attacks against the U.S. This is according to the Discord leaks—dozens of classified Pentagon documents, allegedly leaked on the messaging platform by a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman named Jack Teixeira.
The documents, obtained by The Washington Post, reveal plans to attack embassies, churches, business centers and even the FIFA World Cup. Apparently, ISIS had up to 15 plots by February of this year.
The analysis says: “ISIS has been developing a cost-effective model for external operations that relies on resources from outside Afghanistan, operatives in target countries, and extensive facilitation networks.”
Historically, Afghanistan’s ISIS affiliate—ISIS-K—and the Taliban—the ruling administration have been at odds.
This intel about terrorist plots comes less than two years after President Biden withdrew US troops from Afghanistan.
And it’s not the only information coming to light from the Discord leak. We’ve also reported on the Defense Intelligence Agency assessment that said peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are not likely to happen before the end of this year.
This new information about terrorist plotting in Afghanistan is considered a Media Miss, as it’s been underreported by left-leaning outlets. At Straight Arrow News, we work to bring you stories overlooked by partisan media.