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Daesh defeated: ‘2,500 Daesh fighters killed last year’

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said that at least 2,500 Islamic State (IS) fighters, which is also known as Daesh terrorist have been killed in the past one year. “Daesh has been defeated in many provinces,” the ministry added.

Addressing a press conference in Kabul, MoD spokesman, General Dawlat Waziri told newsmen that over 2,500 militants loyal to the Daesh terrorist group were killed during past solar year.

“Daesh or ISIS-K had big plan and program in the country. The militants wanted to make Afghanistan as their massive hub. But they were defeated in many provinces, because Afghan people are not willing to cooperate or help them,” he said.

According to him, currently Daesh fighters are active in eastern Nangarhar and some parts of southern Zabul provinces. “Total number of ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan is not more than 400,” he claimed.

He furthered, “anyone who pose threats to our national security and harms the Afghans, is our enemy, and would fight against them, no matter which group they belongs to, and what is the name of their group.”

“We will put all our effort to defeat anyone who harms people and government of Afghanistan.”

Daesh fighters are the cruelest terrorist group and according to report, Daesh fighters recently abducted dozens of women and girls in eastern Nangarhar province, forcing them to marry its fighters.

Daesh fighters are active in Kot and Achin district of Nangarhar province, where they struggling to recruit people in that area. Daesh militants also torched hundreds of houses in Nangarhar province in order to create fear among people.

Currently, the Afghan and US forces are regularly conducting counter-terrorism operations to root-out the loyalists of Daesh terrorists who are attempting to expand foothold in the country.

Daesh fighters’ footpath found around two years ago in Helmand, and later expanded to Zabul, Farah and Nangarhar provinces.

 

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