Image courtesy of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense.
The Islamic State is suffering another major blow to its global operations after 241 ISIS fighters surrendered to Afghan security forces in the province of Nangarhar. The group known as ISIS-K saw more than 600 if its members and their families surrender over the past few days.
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Afghan officials said the majority of detained militants come from Pakistan, a country that faced accusations of harboring Islamic terrorists for years.
“In the name of ISIS, these foreigners came to our country — they committed gruesome acts, as you know,” Commander Nazar Ali Wahidi. “They have executed tribal elders with bombs — they destroyed all houses in Shinwar.”
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However, this latest defeat of ISIS is hardly good news for the U.S. and the world. Reports on the ground claimed ISIS militants decided to surrender due to mounting pressure by another terror group — the Taliban — which saw a major resurgence in Nangarhar over the past few months.
Now that ISIS-K is severely decimated in that province, the Taliban may take over — which could increase their bargaining power in the ongoing peace talks with Kabul and Washington.
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“We want Taliban to feel comfortable living in Afghanistan, but we don’t want them to come and impose their views on us,” stated Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani.
Afghan officials said the group has been emboldened by America’s push to reach...
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