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ISIS has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan, more arriving from Syria & Iraq – Moscow

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  1. !eon

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    Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 09:04 Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 10:28

    The terrorist group Islamic State has over 10,000 loyal fighters in Afghanistan, and Moscow believes the US may be underestimating their threat, Russia’s special envoy says.
    Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) was pushed out of their home base in Syria and Iraq this year by separate military operations of a US-led coalition, and the Syrian Army backed by Russia. Many of the IS fighters who fled those countries ended up in Afghanistan, where the terrorist group has as many as 10,000 troops at the moment, Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Middle East department in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said.
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    Pakistan should start operating armed drones on border area
    and arm Afghan Taliban to keep the battle ground inside Afghanistan.
     
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    How exactly are they going to Afghanistan?

    Unless the U.S is air lifting them into Afghanistan
     
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    They are being airlifted by CIA and mossad and gathering next to Pakistani border. There is a huge territory of Iran between middle east and Afghanistan. There is no way these mercenaries can walk into Afghanistan unless they are being airlifted.
     
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    why not we start to bomb them inside Afghanistan? we are waiting for what?
     
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    US is NOT underestimating at all - it is US that is brining them to Afghanistan.
     
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    Here is the opportunity for Pakistan to do aggressive diplomacy against the rise of isis in afghanistan all under US watch while they whine about Haqqani. lets see how they choose to act as following:

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    Question is how did they end up in this land locked country
     
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    Mostly ex-talibans or afghani nationals
    Foreigners are almost non existant and mostly present at high positions
    As for the number...well take it with some "maybe" estimation, since Russians are not the best when it comes to "right" datas

    ISIS were mostly made of foreigners only i Syria-Iraq and in some extent Libya
    So anywhere you see ISIS then they are in the great majority nationals( like in Egypt)
     
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    I hope this news is not true ..
     
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    I think most of the terrorists left for Afghanistan, Western Libya and Sinai.
     
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    The word preemption has gone out of window since "enlighten moderates" took over the helm of deep state. You need hardliners and right wingers who shoot first and ask questions later specially in current geopolitics.

    We can't even put to sword the internal filth like Nawaz, Zardari, Ishaq Dar.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/hamid-karzai-colluded-isil-afghanistan-171110191715544.html

    "In my view under the full presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh [ISIL] has emerged," he said.

    "That proves to us that there is a hand in it and that hand can be no one else but them [the US] in Afghanistan."

    https://www.rt.com/news/407134-isis-afghanistan-us-tool-karzai/

    ISIS in Afghanistan is US tool to cause trouble in whole region – ex-Afghan President Karzai to RT

    From the two years onwards to today, every day the local people, the local elders, government officials, media and others began to report that unmarked helicopters, unmarked foreign helicopters, would go in and support extremists in all parts of the country,” the former president told RT on the sidelines of the Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russia.



    When American own stooge is saying the obvious, what is our deep state and establishment doing? They are being gathered at our borders for only purpose which is to start another terrorism campaign against us after the failure of TTP. What they are waiting for? Till these cia/mossad mercenaries starting killing our citizens in terrorists acts?

    Start talking straight and hold America and it's allies responsible for ISIS presence in Afghanistan.
     
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    ISIS has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan, more arriving from Syria & Iraq – Moscow
    Published time: 23 Dec, 2017 09:04Edited time: 23 Dec, 2017 10:28
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    FILE PHOTO: Islamist fighters drive along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria © Reuters

    The terrorist group Islamic State has over 10,000 loyal fighters in Afghanistan, and Moscow believes the US may be underestimating their threat, Russia’s special envoy says.


    Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) was pushed out of their home base in Syria and Iraq this year by separate military operations of a US-led coalition, and the Syrian Army backed by Russia. Many of the IS fighters who fled those countries ended up in Afghanistan, where the terrorist group has as many as 10,000 troops at the moment, Zamir Kabulov, the head of the Middle East department in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said.

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    “Russia was among the first nations to ring alarm about the expansion of IS into Afghanistan,” he told RIA Novosti. “Lately IS has boosted its presence in the country. Our estimate is that their force there is stronger than 10,000 troops and is continuing to grow. That includes new fighters with combat experience received in Syria and Iraq.”

    IS forces are strongest in the north of Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – a point of concern for Russia, which has close historic ties with both nations, Kabulov added.

    “IS goals are definitely to expand its influence outside of Afghanistan, which they use as a staging ground. This poses a significant security threat for Central Asia and southern parts of Russia,” Kabulov stressed.

    The diplomat said Russia and the US have a difference of opinion about how big a threat IS poses in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Washington, he said, is focused on fighting the Taliban and is in the process of alienating other nations in the region, which America criticizes for failing to put enough pressure on the militant movement, while overlooking its own failures.

    READ MORE: Welcome to the gray zone: Why the numbers don't add up for Trump's failing Afghanistan war

    “Considering the realities on the ground, which is that the Taliban controls half of the country, one can ask the question: does the US pull its weight? Russia stands for cooperation with international partners based on equality and which takes into account national interests of all nations of the region,” Kabulov said, apparently referring to Washington’s resent showdown with Pakistan.

    The US accused Islamabad of failing to properly fight the Taliban and threatened it with repercussions unless Pakistan ramps up counterinsurgency operations in its tribal areas. The criticism sparked some anti-America sentiment among Pakistani military commanders.

    Kabulov said Moscow was prepared to work together with Washington to foster stability in Afghanistan, and said it was America’s decision to stop such cooperation, not Russia’s. In April, Moscow invited the US to take part in Russia-hosted Afghanistan peace talks, but the US declined to participate.

    https://www.rt.com/news/414048-afghanistan-isis-numbers-rise/
     
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    Air lifting is not the only way. A simple bus ride should be enough.

    Pakistan should nuke India instead and all terrorist would dissolve in thin air.
     
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