ISIS to Sends 7,000 Terrorists in North of Afghanistan

ISIS to Sends 7,000 Terrorists in North of Afghanistan
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:29:38

The First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has said the Islamic State (ISIS , ISIL, IS and Daesh) terrorist group plans to deploy at least 7,000 fighters in northern parts of the country.

Gen Dostum made the remarks upon his arrival in northern Faryab province to supervise counter-terrorism operations following the fall of Ghormach district last week, Local Afghan KHAAMA PRESS reports.

He said the ISIS terrorist group is attempting to deploy foreign militants mainly citizens of Syria, Iraq, Lebannon, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Chechnya.

The First Vice President further added that the Taliban group should be initially defeated in the northern parts of the country in a bid to pave the way for the establishment of strong posts for the security forces to fight the ISIS loyalists.

The remarks by General Dostum come as the Afghan and US forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province from where the terror group initially launched its operatins.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) launched a major operation in Nangarhar to suppress the activities of ISIS loyalists in mid-July this year.

The US forces also provided support to the Afghan forces during the operation conducted in Kot, Achin and parts of the province where ISIS loyalists were conducting insurgency.

The US forces resumed operations against ISIS loyalists after the Obama administration granted them broader role to combat the terror groups in Afghanistan.


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