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Daesh has no safe hideouts in Afghanistan: Security official

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Daesh has no safe hideouts in Afghanistan and they were defeated by Afghan National Security Forces in various battle fields, a security official said Saturday.

Defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed that the activities of Daesh (Arabic acronym of the Islamic State) in some parts of the country, but said that it cannot threat Afghanistan or other regional countries from Afghan soil.

“The Daesh fighters were emerged in Afghanistan to find stronghold to threat the regional countries from our country, but they were repressed by the Afghan National Security Forces in every corner of the country,” Waziri told newsmen in Kabul.

“Now, there is no danger of Daesh fighters in our country or the regional countries. They were curbed in every battle and they now prefer to leave Afghanistan rather than fighting against Afghan forces,” he mentioned.

The statement comes after a NATO spokesman said that the “Islamic Sate of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is operating in the four or five remote districts of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.”

“We are seeing ISIL attempting to establish a base of operation there,” the NATO official had said.

He had estimated the number of people fighting for the IS, between 1,000 and 3,000.





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