ISIS is working to increase its influence in Afghainstan setting up a foothold for further expansion in the Central Asia, Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu said.
He noted that after the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, members of the terrorist group are moving to other regions. The situation is especially complicated in Afghanistan where the US presence has not solved the existing problems, according to the defense minister.
According to Shoigu, the Russian military is strengthening its bases in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as employing other measures to prevent infiltration of militants from Afghanistan.
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