“Purist” ISIS vs Taliban; with bombs. James Jeffrey and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Aug 27, 2021, 01:04 AM

Photo: The domes of the Imam Reza shrine and the Goharshad Mosque, 1976, at Mashhad, a major city in the former Khorasan and now the capital of the Razavi Khorasan Province

“Purist” ISIS vs Taliban; with bombs.  James Jeffrey and Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

IS-K — Khorasan: in Persian, "where the sun arrives from." 

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey joined the Wilson Center in December 2020 as Chair of the Middle East Program. Ambassador Jeffrey served as the Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS until November 8, 2020. He is a senior American diplomat with experience in political, security, and energy issues in the Middle East, Turkey, Germany, and the Balkans.