Mon, 18 Feb 2019

Commander of international forces in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell, has said that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is actively recruiting militants in the country, but it is not yet operational there.

According to The Guardian, Campbell said that IS' social media campaign is intriguing Taliban fighters who have been dissatisfied with the lack of progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the last 10 years.

As a consequence, many fighters have pledged allegiance to IS terror group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Asserting that the international forces in Afghanistan did not want IS to grow,

Campbell said that efforts were being made to curb their activities so that they did not reach levels similar to Syria and Iraq.

Afghans and IS have a difference of opinion as far as their ideologies are concerned, said Campbell, adding that it could play a major factor in limiting IS' growth in Afghanistan. (ANI)

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