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Post: CSTO reports an increase in the number of ISIS fighters* in Afghanistan


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The CSTO headquarters reported that the number of IS fighters in Afghanistan had risen to 6.5 thousand.

MOSCOW, February 14 – RIA Novosti. CSTO Joint Staff Chief Anatoly Sidorov said on Tuesday that the number of militants of the ISIS terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation in Afghanistan has increased to 6,500, and up to 4,000 of them are close to the borders of Tajikistan.

“In the Central Asian region, the main threat to stability comes from a large number of extremist groups settled in Afghanistan. Currently, the number of the Afghan branch of the Islamic State * has increased significantly and reaches about 6.5 thousand militants. 4 on the southern borders of Tajikistan. concentrated up to a thousand”, – said Sidorov at a press conference.

* Terrorist organization banned in Russia

Source: Ria

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