AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United States claimed that Islamic State (IS) militants, also famous as Daesh terrorists, had been fading in Afghanistan after targeting their hideouts and eliminating hundreds of their fighters, the White House said.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters in Washington: “We’ve eliminated their top leaders, and we’re working relentlessly to target their leadership and bases wherever they emerge.”
Shah also claimed reducing of Daesh militant’s presence in Afghanistan.
He also talked about Pakistan—a state that for longtime has been supporting and harboring various terrorist group, undermining US mission in Afghanistan. “President Donald Trump is not happy with Pakistan’s progress in the campaign against terrorism.”
Referring to suspension of military assistance to Pakistan, he said the United States was holding the nuclear-capable nation accountable for its actions.
He added the US was concerned over Pakistan’s deficiencies in implementing laws against money laundering, terrorism.
Shah continued the US had seen modest progress in terms of Pakistan’s actual acknowledgement of these concerns. “The President is not satisfied with progress when it comes to Pakistan.”