November 10, 2019
A top security official in Afghanistan says the Daesh terrorist group has been “defeated” in one of the key eastern provinces of the country, amid an ongoing offensive by the Kabul government against the terrorists operating across the troubled region.
Acting Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi told reporters during a press briefing in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s provincial capital, on Sunday that Daesh militants “were defeated and their centers were destroyed” in the troubled province.
He said the terrorists were being “completely defeated” in various parts of the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
“We will soon destroy their last centers. With the people’s help, we will completely eliminate them. Some of their smaller groups are surrendering, other small groups will be eliminated in other provinces.”
Meanwhile, Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Nangarhar’s governor, said 32 Daesh terrorists had surrendered to government forces on Saturday. “They are coming in big numbers,” he said.
Connections between the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was allegedly killed in a United States raid in Syria last month, and Daesh-affiliated terrorists of the so-called ISIS-K group in Afghanistan have always been murky.
But Khogyani said Baghdadi’s death had disrupted the so-called ISIS-K’s command and control structure. “It has affected the fighters on the ground here, they are either surrendering to the government or going back to their ordinary lives.”
The Daesh militants first burst into Afghanistan’s conflict in 2015, when they overran large parts of Nangarhar and Kunar provinces, near the Pakistani border.
In the years since, they have claimed responsibility for a string of horrific bombings across Afghanistan.
The comments by Andarabi seemed to be in contrast with those of the chief of Russia’s Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, who told a regional security forum in Tashkent on Thursday that Daesh was setting up a base in Afghanistan to target former Soviet states using militants from Central Asia.
“We are seeing increased activities of Daesh branches in Afghanistan,” Bortnikov said. “Their goal is to increase a base to expand into the CIS (ex-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States) territory.”
In recent years, Daesh has established a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan.
Earlier this year, a report suggested that the US military had been allowing members of Daesh and their weapons into Afghanistan following the terror group’s recent defeats in Syria and Iraq.
In April, unnamed US officials warned that Daesh-affiliated terrorists in Afghanistan were preparing to carry out attacks on the US mainland, USA Today reported.
YOU ARE STILL
STANDING SOLID- *couldn’t
be any funnier !!!!!
Baghlani, you can’t hide your Daesh activity. Your bacha bazi activities will be exposed to all your family. Dad
Please; ignore this
mental Casa !
agencies- and, of coarse, with
that were extended, from
the Israeli and Russian
participants – now;
that is the fact
that matter !
It is packaged as
The international war criminals
*WE ALL; NEED TO PICK UP
CIVILIZED PATH- NOBODY
PATH LEFT !!!!!
Baghlani, just because your testicles are half the size of a normal mans, doesnt mean you have to be so angry. Dad
military contractor who would
(just about any time)
Mom and siblings
for a few
rapists and murderers
get kicked !