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Former Guantanamo Prisoner Leads Afghanistan’s Fight Against ISIS | The Diplomat

Former Guantanamo Prisoner Leads Afghanistan’s Fight Against ISIS | The Diplomat

It is nearly breakfast time in the governmental office of the Achin district, in the far east of Nangarhar province. The road from Jalalabad, the provincial capital, is a Mediterranean landscape interrupted by mud-brick fortresses topped by an Afghan flag. Less than two months ago, these very check points were constantly attacked by the Islamic State of Khorasan, the South Asian branch of the Iraq and Syria-based group.

Source: Former Guantanamo Prisoner Leads Afghanistan’s Fight Against ISIS | The Diplomat