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The statements of the former commander of “Sentcom” about the role of the Taliban in the growth of the Khorasan branch of ISIS

The statements of the former commander of “Sentcom” about the role of the Taliban in the growth of the Khorasan branch of ISIS

The former commander of the US Central Command Headquarters, CENTCOM, has announced that with the Taliban gaining power in Afghanistan, ISIS Khorasan has found a favorable environment for progress.

He has stated in a statement that the lack of US military pressure and the inability of the Taliban have made ISIS a big threat.

With the announcement of the fall of the previous government of Afghanistan and the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul, the activity of ISIS Khorasan in Afghanistan has increased and this group has taken responsibility for attacks outside the borders of Afghanistan, including the suicide attack on the anniversary of Qassem Soleimani in Iran and the attack on the Moscow concert hall.

.Michael Kugelman, director of the South Asia Institute at the Wilson Center, said that the withdrawal of the United States and the Taliban’s dominance over Afghanistan are two key factors in the rise of ISIS in Khorasan.

Reports show that without the US military presence in Afghanistan, the options to fight ISIS are relatively limited and the recent strategies to deal with terrorism have not been as effective as expected.

In the past, the US was able to conduct military operations against ISIS and assist Afghan forces in key operations, but this ability ended with the fall of the previous Afghan government and the Taliban’s dominance.