“Daesh is growing in Helmand and is doing its recruitment and military training,” said Mirwais Khadim, an MP from Helmand. Official intelligence and information from local sources show that Daesh is trying to create a footprint in southern Afghanistan – which to date has not seen the presence of the terrorist groups.
“Based on my information, a person named Zakir is trying to create a Daesh footprint in Nandaro village in Musa Qala district,” said Ghulam Wali Afghan, an MP from Helmand.
“The government should pay serious attention to this matter, and so should the international community. NATO and the United States should cooperate and plan to prevent Daesh’s growth [in Helmand].”
“We have been informed that Daesh has a presence in the northern parts of Helmand and has somehow started its recruitment,”, Attaullah Afghan, the head of the Helmand Provincial Council said.
Helmand governor Yasin Khan said the Afghan security forces are fully capable of fighting against Daesh.“Daesh is trying to find a foothold in Helmand, but based on intelligence information, the practical activity of Daesh has not been seen in Helmand so far because people are not in their favor,” the governor said.
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