January 18, 2018

Special Force formed to combat Daesh in Afghanistan

By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Thu Jul 02 2015, 9:57 am

ISIS (1)The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has formed a Special Force to combat Islamic State of Daesh in Afghanistan.

Haseeb Sediqi, spokesman for NDS on Wednesday told reporters that the Special Force has been formed based on the anti-Daesh strategy of the government.

He said that the Special Force is comprised of three units, Intelligence, Analysis and Operational Unit.

According to Sediqi, the group has already began operating in parts of the country including Helmand, Nangarhar and Farah provinces.

The NDS spokesman told reporters that as the Special Force began its operation they killed Mullah Abdul Rawouf in southern Helmand province.

He said recently the Special Force arrested a group of six members of Daesh in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, noting that one of the six was previously a key commander of Taliban.

The NDS spokesman further said that the main focus of the NDS-formed Special Force is to foil Daesh plans they start.

Political analyzers consider Daesh the biggest threat for Afghanistan’s national security after Taliban.

The newly emerged group has started recruiting fighters in parts of the country. The group is also fighting against Taliban.

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