It looks like the Islamic State (terrorist group outlawed in Russia) is going to open a ‘second front’ in Afghanistan in order to demonstrate its military successes, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.
"After Russia took resolute action with the aim to uproot the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria, partial reorientation towards Afghanistan may let the Islamic State continue to position itself as a still effective military structure, which has opened a ‘second front’ despite the offensive of the anti-IS forces in the region of the Middle East and North Africa," Zakharova said.
According to Zakharova, the possibility that terrorist threat may "spill" from Afghanistan to other Central Asian countries should be taken seriously.
"It is necessary to seriously consider the scenario of preventing the ‘spill’ of terrorist threat beyond the borders of Afghanistan, especially considering the fact that one of the most coveted territories for terrorists are those of our allies, our neighbors and partners - Central Asian countries," Zakharova said.
First published by TASS.
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