The umbrella organization includes many different groups fighting the Afghan government and Western forces.
Hundreds in Kabul staged a rare rally Wednesday, defying counterprotesters' stones and insults.
They swarmed the neighboring district of Buner and secured the right to preach in mosques there.
Definitional nuance will strengthen world response to terrorism.
With echoes of the Anbar Awakening in Iraq, the US is arming, training, and paying Afghans to set up village militias.
In the past week, mixed progress as a US journalist is charged with spying amidst positive statements from both countries.