600 Afghans killed by ISIS in six months: report

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The eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan is ISIS’s main stronghold where it plans to establish a military base in mountainous terrain.

600 Afghans killed by ISIS in six months: report

On Tuesday, the Afghan Defense Ministry released a report in which it says more than 600 civilians were killed over the past six months at the hands of ISIS terrorists.

According to the report, most of the victims were young people who refused to join the terror group which is operating in eastern Afghanistan.

The report also said that ISIS terrorism also have displaced 20000 families internally.

The eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan is ISIS’s main stronghold where it plans to establish a military base in mountainous terrain.

It is reported that Taliban has warned ISIS on waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan, although ISIS has been expanding there and amassing terrorists.

However, 10,000 U.S. troops and another 6,000 allied forces have been stationed in Afghanistan. Although the U.S. force is scheduled to drop to around 5,500 by the end of this year, several military officers oppose the plan to withdraw troops.

It is also reported that the Taliban control more territory than at any point since 2001. Taliban also took a provincial capital, Kunduz, and are threatening another, Lashkar Gah in Helmand.

Since the war on terror began 14 years ago by the US and its allies, Afghanistan has been crippled by insecurity and terrorism which also has been taking numerous civilian lives.

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