ISIS terrorist group’s Afghanistan branch (wilayat al-Khorasan) at least 10,000 loyal militants, Russia’s special envoy said, adding that their numbers are continuing to grow.
Russia Today cited the head of the Middle East department in the Russian Foreign Ministry as telling RIA Novosti that ISIS terrorists who were pushed out of Syria and Iraq this year have fled into Afghanistan, where the terrorist group has as many as 10,000 troops at the moment.
“Russia was among the first nations to ring alarm bells about the expansion of IS into Afghanistan,” Zamir Kabulov told RIA Novosti.
“Lately ISIS has boosted its presence in the country. Our estimate is that their force there is stronger than 10,000 troops and is continuing to grow. That includes new fighters with combat experience received in Syria and Iraq.”
ISIS forces are strongest in the north of Afghanistan on the border with Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – a point of concern for Russia, which has close historic ties with both nations, Kabulov added.
“ISIS goals are definitely to expand its influence outside of Afghanistan, which they use as a staging ground. This poses a significant security threat for Central Asia and southern parts of Russia,” Kabulov stressed.
The diplomat said Russia and the US have a difference of opinion about how big a threat ISIS poses in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Washington, he said, is focused on fighting the Taliban and is in the process of alienating other nations in the region, which America criticizes for failing to put enough pressure on the militant movement, while overlooking its own failures.
“Considering the realities on the ground, which is that the Taliban controls half of the country, one can ask the question: does the US pull its weight? Russia stands for cooperation with international partners based on equality and which takes into account national interests of all nations of the region,” Kabulov said, apparently referring to Washington’s recent showdown with Pakistan.
The US accused Islamabad of failing to properly fight the Taliban and threatened it with repercussions unless Pakistan ramps up counterinsurgency operations in its tribal areas. The criticism sparked some anti-America sentiment among Pakistani military commanders.
Pakistan has been on the butt end of Insurgencies created by the US and CIA. The new deal with China CPEC and the Port of Gwadar seals the China Silk Road Deal. Pakistan’s neutrality in the Syria and other Levant/MENA Wars has not been popular with the USA and Allies. Additionally Pakistan is Nuclear Armed. And is a Muslim Country promoting a Secular Rule.
The Taliban are split into two distinct Categories. Those who wish for a conclusion to the War in Afghanistan and a Political Solution, but forced into fighting US Troops as a Political Solution is not in the USA’s Interests. And those backed by the CIA. In a similar way to the backing of Terrorists in Syria dn Iraq, Libya etc. by the USA. Afghanistan and Pakistan are located strategically on the China Silk Road, EEU and Asian Belt.
An unconfirmed leak by a source close to the Military has leaked that after Trump sent thousands more US Troops to Afghanistan on the pretext of fighting Terrorism, some CIA Operatives have been captured by the Pakistan Military. Canadian American caught and released is only the tip of the iceberg. Part of over a dozen CIA operators and their handlers who were entering Pakistan for assassinations and blasts. The army apprehended them some time ago. The handlers were all reportedly killed. The CIA operators are now in Army custody.
The Army was told by the PM that they are on their own vs the Americans. Two CIA Operatives were released to confirm to the US that their top operatives acting against Pakistan are in custody. Now the Americans are on their knees to keep it hushed. The head of the TTP Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan تحریک طالبان پاکستان; which is not to be confused with the Afghanistan Taliban was recently killed by American drone, and was the first task by the Pakistan Military to the Americans to prove their intentions. So the US promptly killed their own asset. Next, they have asked for Fazlulla to be handed over, for Indian influence in Afghanistan to be curtailed and the blame game against Pakistan to be controlled. Additionally, social media Insurgencies in Pakistan on facebook, Twitter etc leading to demonstrations by Radical Islamists and in support of Radicals have been noted and complaints made regarding that.
The CIA then met Fazalullah in Afghanistan to plan fresh episodes of terror. Fazlullah has been paid a further $25,000,000 for increasing their activities against CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor).
With the sudden deployment of fresh US Troops to Afghanistan after Trump’s Inauguration, in large numbers, and now ISIS numbers growing to over 10,000, suddenly, after Fazlullah of the TTP has been financed a further $25,000,000, added to reports in 2016 of unmarked and unbranded black helicopters flying in ISIS Fighters from Syria and Iraq after the United Nations Security Council voted on ending CIA ISIS in the Autumn of 2015, it doesn’t take a genius to add up the evidence and draw the correct conclusion.
Many Geo Political Analysts are hedging their bets currently on what the US is going to do next now that Syria has stabilised. The world is distracted by the announcement that Trump is to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem against International Law, and the ongoing Yemen Crisis. And most are missing that usually any increased USA/Israeli Activity in the Palestine/Israel Conflict is used historically to mask simmering insurgencies and in order to harness the Palestine Activists internationally to start spreading fake news using fake news, and start aggression towards the Victims.
North African Media also reported a month ago the build-up of ISIS in Niger. US Military has been training Militants in Niger for some time and the recent result of that is the Merger between Ansar Al Islam, Al Qaeda of the Maghreb and Sehel, and ISIS. Indeed all factions have merged in Niger, which is a Transit Route for People Trafficking Migrants and Slave Traders to Libya.
With Elections tabled for early 2018 in Libya and the US and UK and allies losing their “Interests” in Libya to the opposition forces backed by Egypt, Russia and the UAE etc, and with Field Marshall Hafter now Mandated by the United Nations Security Council against the wishes of the UK (Boris Johnson and UK Media including BBC Hardtalk have been very vocal in their Victim Blaming and Slander of Field Marshall Hafter), it is clear to see coupled with this Afghanistan situation that the USA under the Trump Regime has not given up using Al Qaeda and ISIS etc .for Terrorism. Indeed the USA continues to use it in order to make an excuse to up their presence in strategic areas globally and use Terrorism to expand their interests.
The failed Bill by Tulsi Gabbard early 2017 in the USA to “Stop Arming Terrorists” couldn’t paint a clearer picture of reality in fact with most members of Congress overwhelmingly voting against the Bill from both major Parties. It was introduced in the Senate in March 2015 and backed by Rand Paul. Only 13 Senators voted against it.