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IS Runs Timber Smuggling Business in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Islamic State has started cutting down trees in some parts of eastern Afghanistan in a timber-smuggling operation to neighboring Pakistan, according to Afghan officials and tribal leaders. Locals in the Afghan province say the terror group has imported tree-cutting machines and has been cutting trees in the Achin, Naziyan and Dehbala districts of Nangahar province. According to local residents, timber-loaded trucks are sent to Pakistan daily. Some of the timber is sold in local markets...

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