The UN Security Council in its seventeenth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by Daesh to international peace and security, said that the regional Member States reported that North Atlantic Treaty Organization-calibre weapons typically associated with the former Afghan National Defence and Security Forces were being transferred to Daesh Khurasan by groups affiliated with the “Taliban and Al-Qaida, such as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, also known as the Turkistan Islamic Party (ETIM/TIP).”
The report said the situation in Afghanistan has become more complex, with increasing Member State concerns about the ability of “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant-Khorasan (ISIL-K) to project a threat both in the region and further afield.”
Samar Sadat, a military analyst, said that many modern weapons have been left to “terrorist groups” and regional countries after the fall of the former government.
“When Afghanistan was handed over to the Taliban forces, many modern weapons of NATO members and the US were left in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, some of them have been shifted to regional countries and some of them to terrorist groups,” he said.
“These weapons are being dropped into the hands of criminal groups, mafia and drug dealers and terrorist groups and perhaps to Daesh… the Taliban should take serious steps to prevent other group’s such as Daesh having access to these weapons,” said Asadullah Nadim, political analyst.
But the Islamic Emirate’s deputy spokesman, Bilal Karimi, said that the interim government has control all-over the country and that the remaining weapons are in reserve.
“A general strength has been created in Afghanistan. A united government has been created. The Islamic Emirate has full control of all territory of Afghanistan. All of the infrastructure is monitored by the Islamic Emirate. The weapons and all equipment are preserved in caches,” he said.