The Russian government has renewed claims regarding the delivery of arms and munitions to the ISIS militants by unidentified helicopters in northern parts of Afghanistan.

“We again draw attention to flights by ‘unidentified’ helicopter in northern Afghanistan to deliver arms and munitions to the local ISIS militants and the Taliban cooperation with this terrorist group. Superficially, Afghan media and local residents claim that these flights have been recorded in the Sar-e-Pol province,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia said in a statement.

The statement further added “We note that this is happening in the direct vicinity of Central Asia states’ borders and many ISIS militants in Afghanistan hail from these countries. There is no reaction to these events either from Afghan security defense and law-enforcement agencies or the command of the US/NATO contingent deployed there.”

This comes as the Afghan officials had earlier rejected reports regarding the unidentified helicopters arming ISIS militants in Afghanistan.

The latest claims by Russia follow amid ongoing operations against the ISIS and other militant groups in several parts of the country, including key Northern provinces.

 The Afghan government and security officials yet to comment regarding the latest claims of Moscow.


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