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ANSF Nabs Foreign Militants In Logar As Daesh Infiltrates North

Afghan security forces have arrested at least twelve militants, eleven Chechens and one Azerbaijani, who reportedly entered the Logar area to train Taliban fighters, local officials said on Sunday.
 
The arrests were made ten days ago in the Azra district of the province, said the officials.
 
The detainees among them women and children have been transferred to Kabul, Logar governor, Haleem Fedayee said.
 
Logar police headquarter have said that the Taliban will use all its potential to release the foreign fighters while security agencies in Kabul investigate the detainees held in the city.
 
The foreign insurgents infiltrated Logar from Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province. Among them are three women and six children. However, another Chechen militant managed to escape during the military operation by the Afghan forces.
 
“They were using women and children as human shields and were plotting to conduct operations in Logar. They are also involved in drug trafficking,” said Fedayee.
 
“Taliban will use all possible ways to release them,” said Logar police chief Hesmatullah Alizayee.
  
Foreign militants were also involved in drug smuggling to finance Taliban’s war machine. On Sunday, the Afghan government forces found six tons of drugs.
 
 Members of Logar provincial council have said Afghanistan’s legal and judicial bodies should ensure that the militants are punished.
 
“These are technical persons were providing training on landmines and other military skills which are harmful to Logar and the entire Afghanistan,” said the head of Logar provincial council Haseebullah Stanekzai.
 
Some 40 kilometers away from Azra, the situation seems normal in the center of the province.
 
“We cook 20 to 30 kilograms of meat daily, but these days we hardly sell two kg of meat,” said one hotel owner in Logar Sayed Ahmad, referring to the impact of violence on business.
 
“We want peace and security to live in freedom,” said a resident of Logar Zekrullah.
 
Logar province consists of six districts with Charkh, Kharwar, Baraki Barak and Azra facing serious security threats due to the presence of foreign and domestic insurgents.
 
On Sunday, AFP quoting Afghan and international sources, reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks Daesh in the northern Jawzajan province where the militants have established new bases.
 
The report said that it is the first time that the presence of French Daesh fighters has been recorded in Afghanistan and comes as analysts expect that foreigners may be heading for the war-torn country after being driven from Syria and Iraq.
 
It is also a troubling sign as France, which has faced the worst of the Daesh-inspired violence in Europe since 2015, debates how to handle hundreds of its citizens who went to fight for the group in the Middle East, according to the report.
 
"A number" of Algerian and French nationals entered the largely Daesh-controlled district of Darzab in the northern Jawzjan province in November, said district governor Baaz Mohammad Dawar.

ANSF Nabs Foreign Militants In Logar As Daesh Infiltrates North

At least twelve militants, eleven Chechens and one Azerbaijani, who entered the Logar area have been arrested.

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Afghan security forces have arrested at least twelve militants, eleven Chechens and one Azerbaijani, who reportedly entered the Logar area to train Taliban fighters, local officials said on Sunday.
 
The arrests were made ten days ago in the Azra district of the province, said the officials.
 
The detainees among them women and children have been transferred to Kabul, Logar governor, Haleem Fedayee said.
 
Logar police headquarter have said that the Taliban will use all its potential to release the foreign fighters while security agencies in Kabul investigate the detainees held in the city.
 
The foreign insurgents infiltrated Logar from Hesarak district of eastern Nangarhar province. Among them are three women and six children. However, another Chechen militant managed to escape during the military operation by the Afghan forces.
 
“They were using women and children as human shields and were plotting to conduct operations in Logar. They are also involved in drug trafficking,” said Fedayee.
 
“Taliban will use all possible ways to release them,” said Logar police chief Hesmatullah Alizayee.
  
Foreign militants were also involved in drug smuggling to finance Taliban’s war machine. On Sunday, the Afghan government forces found six tons of drugs.
 
 Members of Logar provincial council have said Afghanistan’s legal and judicial bodies should ensure that the militants are punished.
 
“These are technical persons were providing training on landmines and other military skills which are harmful to Logar and the entire Afghanistan,” said the head of Logar provincial council Haseebullah Stanekzai.
 
Some 40 kilometers away from Azra, the situation seems normal in the center of the province.
 
“We cook 20 to 30 kilograms of meat daily, but these days we hardly sell two kg of meat,” said one hotel owner in Logar Sayed Ahmad, referring to the impact of violence on business.
 
“We want peace and security to live in freedom,” said a resident of Logar Zekrullah.
 
Logar province consists of six districts with Charkh, Kharwar, Baraki Barak and Azra facing serious security threats due to the presence of foreign and domestic insurgents.
 
On Sunday, AFP quoting Afghan and international sources, reported that French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks Daesh in the northern Jawzajan province where the militants have established new bases.
 
The report said that it is the first time that the presence of French Daesh fighters has been recorded in Afghanistan and comes as analysts expect that foreigners may be heading for the war-torn country after being driven from Syria and Iraq.
 
It is also a troubling sign as France, which has faced the worst of the Daesh-inspired violence in Europe since 2015, debates how to handle hundreds of its citizens who went to fight for the group in the Middle East, according to the report.
 
"A number" of Algerian and French nationals entered the largely Daesh-controlled district of Darzab in the northern Jawzjan province in November, said district governor Baaz Mohammad Dawar.

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