Daesh actively recruiting in Afghanistan: US commander

Published May 24th, 2015 - 04:00 GMT
The US commander said Daesh's sophisticated social media presence was tempting Taliban militants to join the group. (AFP/File)
The US commander said Daesh's sophisticated social media presence was tempting Taliban militants to join the group. (AFP/File)

Daesh (ISIS) is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but it not operational there at present, AP has reported the commander of international forces in Afghanistan as saying.

General John F. Campbell said that Taliban fighters in Aghanistan and Pakistan are being tempted to the group because of Daesh's sophisticated social media campaign. He also commented that Taliban fighters are frustrated at the lack of progress at overthrowing the government in Kabul.

Daesh now controls roughly a third of Syria and Iraq.

Some Afghan officials have claimed that Daesh is already fighting in a number of regions in Afghanistan.

 


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