ISIS and the related terrorist groups gaining the ground in Afghanistan – CSTO

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October 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos


The Foreign Ministers’ Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) that is focusing on Afghanistan has said that ISIS and other terrorist groups are increasing their activities in Afghanistan, CSTO Spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov said on Tuesday. 

“On October 24, Moscow hosted a meeting of the working group on Afghanistan established under the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council,” he said.

“The parties discussed issues related to the military, political and humanitarian situation in the country, as well as security threats that the CSTO member states might face,” he continued.

“The group has come to the conclusion that the ISIL [the former name of the IS] and other terror groups are stepping up their activities in Afghanistan,” he revealed.

According to Zainetdinov, there is a fear that extremism and terrorism will be exported to the CSTO’s area of responsibility.

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