• publish: 21 May 2019
  • time: 12:59 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 8388

5000 Daesh Fighters Amassed on Afghan-Central Asian border

An Islamic State offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, the director of Russia’s FSB has warned,

It added that many of them have fought in Syria, according to reports.

“Especially worrying is re-deployment of terrorist groups into northern provinces of Afghanistan,” Alexander Bortnikov told chiefs of ex-Soviet intelligence services in Dushanbe.

He warned that ‘Wilayat Khorasan’, a local Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) affiliate, had managed to gather 5,000 fighters in the area.

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