The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group may have lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group has grown dramatically and is again preparing to strike on a global scale, the CBN website reports today (June 11, 2019).
The Islamic State is transforming Afghanistan into a base for international terrorism, according to Ajmal Omar, Nangarhar provincial council member.
In March of this year, the Islamic State lost its final stronghold in Syria, bringing an end to the caliphate it declared in 2014.
Many believed the struggle against IS was finally near an end. But the terrorists simply moved east into the mountains of Afghanistan, where they have grown from a few dozen to several thousand.