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Airstrike silence Dash radio station in Nangarhar

AT-KABUL: The “Voice of Caliphate” radio station of the Islamic State (IS) which is also known as Daesh, was destroyed in a US airstrike last night in eastern Nangarhar province.

“Daesh radio station was operating since December last year. The radio station was destroyed and its five staffers were killed in airstrike of coalition forces in Achin district,” Spokesman for Nangarhar’s Governor, Attaullah Khogyani, told Afghanistan Times.

“Voice of Caliphate” radio was broadcasting propaganda messages in Dari, Pashto and English languages in the eastern province.

Daesh used this radio station to recruit new fighters in the province.

The terrorist group was also giving warnings through the radio station to those people who worked for the government and foreign organizations.

Meanwhile, 24 other Daesh fighters were killed in three separate airstrikes in Mohmand Dara area of Achin district.

The spokesman said that airstrikes targeted hideouts of Daesh fighters in the district. He confirmed that 24 Daesh fighters were killed.

It is pertinent to mention here that scores of activists and thousands of residents in Nangarhar asked the government to destroy the radio station as it was brainwashing youth. However, the authorities failed to do so because the equipments were fixed in a vehicle.

In December last year, Nai-Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan expressed its deep concerns over continued broadcast of propaganda messages by the Sadai Khilafat Radio (Voice of Caliphate) in Nangarhar province and urged the government for immediate block of the radio signals.

The watchdog said that the government has promised to shut down the radio but the Voice of Caliphate was still broadcasting messages to brainwash young people. The radio had disturbed thoughts of young people. Residents of Nangarhar are afraid because the terrorist group threatens civil society activists and local reporters of dire consequences.

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