MOSCOW, December 10. Forbidden in Russia of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) intends to open a “second front” in Afghanistan to demonstrate military success. This was stated at a briefing the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
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“When Russia launched a decisive military eradication of ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Syria, the partial refocusing on Afghanistan, appeared to allow ISIS to present themselves continues to be an effective military structure that opened, may figuratively say, “second front” against the offensive by antiepilepsy forces in the Middle East and North Africa,” she said.
Zakharova also said that Russia calls to take seriously the potential “spill-over” of the terrorist threat from Afghanistan to Central Asian countries.
“One must seriously consider the scenario to prevent “overflow” of the terrorist threat beyond Afghanistan, especially since one of the tidbits for the terrorists is the territory of our allies, our neighbors and partners, the States of Central Asia,” she said.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).