Russian special presidential envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov in his new statements regarding Afghanistan has said that according to their estimates there are almost 7,000 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.
According to him, in addition to these fighters, there are also several thousand others being as “reservists”.
“We are following the genesis of the Afghan branch of Daesh in the last three years … According to our estimates, the Islamic State has around 7,000 active militants, not taking into account several thousand reservists,” he told Rossiya 24 television channel.
Kabulov also noted that neither “neither the Afghan government nor the foreign troops deployed there” cannot detect the Islamists there.
“This is a serious matter. Daesh militants have come to Afghanistan not to launch a jihad against US troops and other foreign forces. They have arrived in the country to create a foothold with a further goal of expanding to the north, to Central Asia,” he added, saying the terrorists aim to destabilize and overthrow governments of the Central Asian states.