Fears ISIS fighters are securing Afghan passports and changing identities

Counter-terrorism experts have raised concerns about the difficulty of tracking ISIS fighters in the future after reports some of them are changing their identities through the issuance of Afghan passports by the Taliban, according to the National UK newspaper.

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) think tank said it has received reports from officials in countries neighboring Afghanistan that the Taliban has been giving passports to terrorists following the group’s takeover of the country last year.

Last year UN envoy Deborah Lyons warned that ISIS has been “increasingly active” in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, with a sharp rise in the number of attacks and an expanding national footprint.

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