The 9/11 events in U.S change the dynamics of counter terrorism in the world, appealing for international and regional cooperation or coalition to curb the emerging threat on human security. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, Boko-Haram to Al Shabaab and now ISK in Afghanistan. This paper expose on some operations conducted by U.S-Afghan forces to combat ISK ideology and aspiration in proclaiming an Islamic caliph. It is worth noting that, some of the major aspects or particularity of jihadist groups is deceit and bias on education and precisely that of girls. Nonetheless, the paper exposes the constitutional provision on education in Afghanistan, a strategic factor in the fight against terrorism. Terrorists or jihadist can still surrender and engaged in amnesty programs in the form of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration.
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Analyst - Counter-terrorism - Africa Desk (Cameroon)
Saron Messembe Obia is an Africa-based security expert & consultant and specialist in cyber security, counter terrorism, & jihadist tendencies. He holds M.Sc. in Security Studies from Pan African Institute for Development West Africa (PAID-WA). He has also served as Assistant Editor and IACSP Representative for Cameroon Publication Division for International Association for Counter-Terrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP SEA). He has served as a security consultant with the Pan African Institute for Development – West Africa (PAID-WA).