ISIS sets up its first base in Afghanistan, run by former Guantanamo prisoner

An offshoot of the Middle East’s Islamic State insurgency has begun operating on southern Afghanistan, less than three months after British combat troops withdrew from the region.

A man identified as Mullah Abdul Rauf was actively recruiting fighters for the groups, flying black flags and, according to some sources, even battling Taliban militants.

Local sources said Rauf, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, had set up his base in Helmand province and was offering good wages to anyone willing to fight for the Islamic State.

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  • Uncle_Waspy

    Right on schedule. We always said the Taliban would set up shop about ten minutes after the troops left. (Okay, so technically it’s ISIS….same crap, different pile.)

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If he’s setting up shop in Helmand, then he’s an opium grower.
    That and blowing each other up are about the only things even Afghans can do in Helmand.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. The quicker they all go back to the Dark Ages, the better it is for all of the rest of us.

  • The Goat

    Not a muslim from Kenya. No no no…

  • Xanthippa Socrates

    Sending people to Guantanamo was both illegal and morally wrong.

    According to international law, non-uniformed combattants are to be shot on sight, in order to discourage military personnel from endangering civilian populations by hiding among them.

    Had this law been applied and these criminals been executed on sight, much suffefing would have been prevented and many lives would have been saved!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Compliments of Obama.

  • Jade

    Thanks Obumer. Your plan us working great for terrorist.