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ISIS gradually freezing its feet in Afghanistan: UN report

KABUL: Islamic state (ISIS) is freezing its feet gradually into Afghanistan after having the hold of major part of Iraq and Syria.

According to the United Nations reports, The Islamic State group is making inroads in Afghanistan, as its followers and sympathizers has increased in 25 of the country’s 34 provinces.

ISIS, which controls most areas of Syria and Iraq, has been trying to establish itself in Afghanistan, challenging the Taliban on their own turf.

Afghan security forces told UN sanctions monitors that about 10 per cent of the Taliban insurgency are IS sympathizers.

UN report says “The number of groups and individuals who are openly declaring either loyalty to or sympathy with ISIS continues to grow in a number of provinces in Afghanistan.”