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UNSC voices concern over growing Daesh presence in Afghanistan

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

The UN Security Council (UNSC) is alarmed by the increasing presence of Daesh in Afghanistan. Urgent international collaboration is needed to counter this threat to global security.

During the meeting, the Under-Secretary-General of the Office of Counter-Terrorism highlighted that Daesh had acquired American weapons within Afghanistan. Moreover, the group’s attacks on both the Taliban officials and security forces and international targets have grown in complexity, raising significant concerns.

Vladimir Voronkov said that close to 20 terrorist groups are presently operational in Afghanistan. Failing to contain their influence could pose a grave security threat to the region and the global community.

“The situation in Afghanistan is growing increasingly complex, with fears of weapons and ammunition falling into the hands of terrorists now materializing, he cautioned. The in-country operational capabilities of Daesh’s so-called Khorasan province — sanctioned as ISIL-K — has reportedly increased, with the group becoming more sophisticated in its attacks against the Taliban and international targets,” Voronkov’s seventeenth report on the Daesh threat warned about the risk to global peace and security.

“Moreover, the presence and activity of some 20 different terrorist groups in the country, combined with the repressive measures put in place by the Taliban de facto authorities and a dire humanitarian situation, pose significant challenges for the region and beyond,” he added.

Earlier, the Taliban officials denied the allegations, saying that 99% of terrorist groups, including Daesh, have been eliminated within Afghanistan. They also stated that equipment left by the U.S. is under government control, inaccessible to other groups and that these factions pose no threat beyond the country’s borders.

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