Kabul: Zalmi Khalilzad, the former representative of the US in Afghanistan, says that the fight against ISIS will be an important part of Afghanistan’s future relationship with the international community.
Khalilzad wrote on his Twitter that “ISIS is the common enemy of the Taliban and the international community.”
Cooperation against Daesh can be an important part of future relations.” Although he did not elaborate on the context, the concerns of international community have recently increased about ISIS’s activities in Afghanistan.
In the latest case, Anatoly Siderov, head of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty, said that 4,000 ISIS fighters have moved near the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
According to him, the total number of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan has now increased to 6,500.
Siderov added that ISIS fighters have moved mainly in Badakhshan, Takhar and Kunduz provinces in northeastern Afghanistan.
He considered this gathering of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan as the biggest threat to the stability of Central Asian countries.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan Acting Foreign Minister said at the ceremony celebrating the defeat and withdrawal day of the former Soviet Red Army from Afghanistan that the they has had a serious fight against the ISIS group and there is no threat from Afghanistan to the neighboring countries.