Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Former Afghan security members joining ISIS-K to fight Taliban

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Wall Street Journal in its latest report indicated that members of the intelligence body of the previous government in Afghanistan are now affiliating with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan branch (ISIS-K) in order to survive and resist the Taliban.

The former personnel is mostly US-trained Afghan spies who have been joining the terror group in northern Afghanistan.

After the Taliban takeover, northern resistance was the only resisting group that was co-led by Ahmad Masoud and former first VP Amrullah Saleh in the north of Afghanistan namely in Panjshri province.

The group is though defeated, some members claim that they are regrouping and are waging attacks on the Taliban fighters.

The report further reads that the former Afghan spies are joining ISIS-K to resume their income as they have been left broke after the government collapse and also to fight the Taliban fighters.

The number of people joining the militant group is small though, it is growing, and is feared that the ISIS-K will be difficult to defeat even in years ahead.

The Taliban have always underestimated ISIS-K and have assured the people and regional countries that the group will not resist and will not pose threat to the Afghan people and the region.

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