Tuesday, November 21, 2017
News Code : 349918 | Publish Date :2017/8/19 - 12:03 | Category: FORUM

ISIS leader in Afghanistan's Shiite province killed
The Taliban killed "Omar Mujahid", the founder of an ISIS (or Daesh) cell, in the predominantly Shiite province of Ghor in central Afghanistan.

Hawzah News Agency (Kabul, Afghanistan)‌ - Ghor Governor spokesman Abdul Hai Khatibi has confirmed the death of Mujahid in the region. 



The longstanding conflict between the Taliban and ISIS (which is also called Daesh or ISIL) has intensified in recent weeks. 



Afghan local officials in the Ghor province have repeatedly expressed their concern about ISIS activity in the region and the murder of civilians by the group in the past two and a half year, but the central government has not adopted any effective measures to counter the group. 

 



In June 2017, ISIS declared war on the Taliban, describing the Afghan group as “hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers.” 



A few days later, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the media that the Taliban are resolved to target ISIS. 

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