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In Disguise, VOA Team Ventures Into IS Stronghold

The so-called Islamic State group had sprung up and gained ground in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province this year. News from the area was spotty at best. No one was sure who the militants were. Afghans? Foreigners? Disgruntled Taliban? Where did they come from? What were they up to? What was the situation on the ground? Locals seemed to be scared and fleeing. Officials were hesitant to admit the extent of the problem. A VOA colleague and I decided to check things out for...

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