Another Obama Success Story… ISIS Gains Ground & Influence in Afghanistan

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Isis has secured foothold in Afghanistan, says UN envoy. (Independent)

Another Obama success story…
The ISIS terrorist group is gaining ground and influence in Afghanistan, replacing the Taliban.
Sputnik News reported:

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) continues to gain influence in Syria and Iraq, both Russia and the United Nations are now concerned that the terrorist group’s reach may have already extended into Afghanistan.

Urging the UN Security Council to extend the United Nation’s mission in Afghanistan, Russia’s Deputy Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov expressed Moscow’s concerns that the Islamic State is “spreading radical Islam” through the northern regions of the country.

Safronkov said Russia is worried about “increasingly frequent reports of the worsening situation in the north of Afghanistan.” The country’s northern territory borders several of Russia’s “friends and allies.”

“The states of the region have legitimate concerns about this turn of events,” Safronkov said. “Turning it into yet another safe haven for fighters and extremists is categorically unacceptable.”

Suspicions of Islamic State activity were reaffirmed by Afghanistan’s ambassador, Zahir Tanin. He agreed that reports have surfaced which show the Islamic State has expanded its operations into his country.

Nicholas Haysom, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, told the council that while the Islamic State has not yet established “firm roots” in the country, it is positioned “to offer an alternative flagpole to which otherwise isolated insurgent splinter groups can rally.”

On Monday, the council unanimously voted to extend the UN mission in Afghanistan for another year. While Tanin still stressed that “the main enemy we face is the Taliban that continue to fight against us,” all three men reiterated that the goal of the mission is to bring peace to the country.

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ISIS has now spread from Syria-Iraq to Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Algeria and Nigeria.

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