IS Capacity in Afghanistan a Thing of the Past

IS Capacity  in Afghanistan  a Thing of the PastIS Capacity  in Afghanistan  a Thing of the Past

The self-styled Islamic State terrorist group is not expected to return to its past formidable strength on Afghan soil as its neighbors will block any movement by the group’s militants, the defense minister says. 
In an interview with RT, General Amir Hatami said Iran does not share the concerns of some countries like Russia that the group may find a new base for operations in war-ravaged Afghanistan, even though they do pose a security threat there. 
“There is little doubt that IS fighters went to Afghanistan, but there is disagreement of how many of them did. Some say as many as 10,000 may be there. The Afghan government says the figure is smaller. But they do operate there without doubt,” added the minister, who recently attended an international security conference in Moscow.


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