NDS Chief: ISIS foreign fighters have arrived in Afghanistan
Reporter: Sayed Mujtaba Sadat
Following the release of reports alleging the presence of the ISIL group in Afghanistan and the group’s efforts to revive its failed caliphate of Iraq and Syria, the current head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), Massoum Stanekzai, accepts that foreign fighters belonging to this group who flee from Iran and Syria they had taken refuge in Afghanistan. “The ISIL fighters now have a wider presence in Afghanistan because ISIS militants who have failed in Iraq and Syria have now taken refuge in Afghanistan,” Mr. Stanekzai said.
The head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) believes that the country is at the forefront of increasing insecurity and the persistence of new terrorist groups in Afghanistan. “There is no ambiguity and doubt that some of the countries of the region are a major obstacle to the Afghan peace process, and these countries are behind the scenes in the battle of Afghanistan,” Mr. Stanekzai added. The conflicting interests of the countries of the region are one of the important issues that unite Afghanistan’s peace because these countries never want stability in Afghanistan. ”
The head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security spoke on the presence of ISIS militants in Afghanistan in time, that earlier Russian officials announced, at least 5000 ISIS fighters have gathered in northern Afghanistan are trying to threaten the countries of Central Asia.