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Russian diplomat reveals number of ISIS operatives in Afghanistan

Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gennady Kuzmin, has revealed the total number of ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan.

Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gennady Kuzmin, has revealed the total number of ISIS terrorists in Afghanistan.

“ISIS is taking effective steps to turn Afghanistan into a transit bridge to penetrate other countries in the region,” Kuzmin said at the UN Security Council session.

“There is an active recruitment process among young people by field commanders in local and regional terrorist groups, including from the Taliban and Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia, as well as receiving militants from war zones in the Middle East,” he said.

He stressed that “the most serious situation is developing in areas of Afghanistan bordering Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, where the number of ISIS there about 1.3 thousand people.”

“The total number of ISIS and their supporters in Syria is about 3,000,” Kuzmin said during the UN Security Council session.

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