2020-01-09 Afghanistan||More Than 1,000 Daesh Fighters Active In Kunar: Governor
[ToloNews] Local officials in the eastern province of Kunar on Wednesday raised concerns over ISIS activity in four districts of the province.|
The governor of Kunar, Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal, said that around 1,200 fighters--including foreigners-- are active locally.
"According to our intelligence, there are up to 1,200 fighters, including fighters from Central Asian countries, Arabs, Punjabis and even Bangladeshi citizens and two to three Iranian families," said Mirzakwal.
According to local officials, ISIS fighters are active in the Narang Aw Badil, Nurgal, Sawkai and Chapa Dara districts.
"A few days ago we arrested seven women--four were Pak nationals and the other three were Turkmen nationals--and we handed them over to the appropriate agencies,” said Shafiqullah Sahar, Kunar police chief.
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Kunar’s provincial council and a number of residents in the province warned that ISIS fighters will pose serious threats in the future if they are not dealt with now.
"ISIS fighters operate from high up, and we are with the government if the government acts," said Abdullah, a resident.
"The ISIS fighters are numerous and are on the mountain tops--during the day they came down and then they return to the mountain top," said Rasoul Khan, another resident.
Kunar’s provincial council said that most of the ISIS fighters came from Nangarhar
| In my ignorance, that sounds like a perfect siege opportunity...|
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
and they called for a crackdown on ISIS in the province.
"They (ISIS fighters) may become a threat, so, to prevent this in the future, the provincial council demands that the government crackdown on them (ISIS) in order to eliminate them like in Nangarhar," said Malak Sherzamin, a provincial council member.
Although the government takes credit for defeating ISIS in Nangarhar, the Taliban
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also claims they were involved in defeating the group in that eastern province.
In recent years, Nangarhar was named a key ISIS base in Afghanistan.
|Posted by trailing wife 2020-01-09 00:00||
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