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Sayyaf dubs Daesh an anti-Islam force

KABUL: Chief of Dawat-e-Islami (DI) party Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf vowed on Sunday that Mujahideen would stand firm to counter Daesh (ISIS) the way they challenged those who invaded Afghanistan.

Sayyaf was addressing a gathering marking a national holiday to celebrate the Afghan Mujahideen’s military victory over the Red Army, at the Loya Jirga tent in Kabul. Sometimes there were Taliban then Al-Qaeda and now there were talks of Daesh, he said, vowing that they would face any Daesh with iron hands.

He said that Daesh was the enemy of Islam. “Spies cause great damage to the country. We are working to protect our borders but spies are sitting under our eyes publishing Mullah Umar’s statements,” he added.

He said: “We are now united and we will unanimously announce our stand soon for the protection of country.”

On May 15, 1988, the invaded former USSR troops started withdrawal from Afghanistan while the pulling out of thier forces completed on February 15, 1989.

The invasion of the then red army lasted nine years, inflicting heavy casualties and damages on Afghan nation and country. Record shows that 1.5 million Afghans refugees were martyred and thousands of others disabled. In addition, over 10 million Afghan refugees migrated to other countries specifically to Pakistan and Iran. (PAN)

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