Skip to comments.Hundreds of ISIS-K militants surrender to Afghan Government
Posted on 11/17/2019 8:24:16 PM PST by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
The Islamic State is suffering another major blow to its global operations after 241 ISIS fighters surrendered to Afghan security forces in the province of Nangarhar. The group known as ISIS-K saw more than 600 if its members and their families surrender over the past few days.
Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan ✔ @MoDAfghanistan
Number of surrendered #ISIS-K fighters and their families members reached to 615. As result of massive operation by #ANDSF in #Nangarhar high number of ISIS-K fighters surrendered, killed or runaway. Large number of weapon and ammunitions seized by #ANA.
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Afghan officials said the majority of detained militants come from Pakistan, a country that faced accusations of harboring Islamic terrorists for years.
In the name of ISIS, these foreigners came to our country they committed gruesome acts, as you know, Commander Nazar Ali Wahidi. They have executed tribal elders with bombs they destroyed all houses in Shinwar.
However, this latest defeat of ISIS is hardly good news for the U.S. and the world. Reports on the ground claimed ISIS militants decided to surrender due to mounting pressure by another terror group the Taliban which saw a major resurgence in Nangarhar over the past few months.
Now that ISIS-K is severely decimated in that province, the Taliban may take over which could increase their bargaining power in the ongoing peace talks with Kabul and Washington.
We want Taliban to feel comfortable living in Afghanistan, but we dont want them to come and impose their views on us, stated Afghanistans First Lady Rula Ghani.
FILE This file frame grab from video posted online March 18, 2019, by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, shows an IS fighter firing his weapon during clashes with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters, in Baghouz, Syria. (Aamaq News Agency via AP, File)
Afghan officials said the group has been emboldened by Americas push to reach a political solution to its 18 year war on terror in Afghanistan. The surrender of ISIS-K in a remote eastern province would hardly help advance the stalling negotiations, but it may boost the morale of Afghan security forces in the face of looming U.S. withdrawal from the country.
Our president ordered the security forces to destroy all the terrorist groups, said Wahidi. Today is the last day of ISIS in Nangarhar some of them who are still fighting will surrender soon.
The captured ISIS-K militants said they joined the terror group due to poor living conditions and a perpetual tribal war tearing up the country. Very few of them cited ideological motives or the appeal of radical Islam. They said membership in ISIS would put food on their table and provide security something the Afghan government has failed to do for almost two decades.
Theres still a lot of violence, and were sort of stuck at a level where we havent really managed to see momentum shift in favor of the government, explained foreign policy official Michael OHanlon. In fact, momentum has gradually eked away from the government.
Talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have stumbled upon disagreements over a proposed exchange in prisoners, who reportedly may return to the battlefield to restore the rule of terror in the country.
Amid this complex stalemate, Afghanistans future remains uncertain.
Talk about spin....
“However, this latest defeat of ISIS is hardly good news for the U.S. and the world. Reports on the ground claimed ISIS militants decided to surrender due to mounting pressure by another terror group the Taliban which saw a major resurgence in Nangarhar over the past few months.”
Have not seen OAN spin. They report on news uncolored.
When hundreds of your enemy surrender and you spin it as bad news...
It is spin.
Good. That group of ISIS is out of circulation, and they are NOT America’s problem for the next 40 years.
Take them all, Afghanistan!
I didn’t like it either but as I said I have not seen OAN spin. If this is spin it is a 1st in my experience.
I admit it looks like spin. I withhold judgement until I know more.
OR reverse the sequence.
It is spin...
I have to disagree here. When two groups of moslems are fighting each other, we should encourage the prolonging of this fight.
As soon as one group wins, they will turn their attention to us.
If these surrendered ISIS soldiers are legitimate, then they can provide some badly needed deep-countryside intell to both the Afghanis and the US (for targeting, how the enemy is structured, where their supply lines are/could be, where they spend the nights, etc).
If you can’t get information from “injun country”, you get someone who can. I learned this first hand in Vietnam and Cambodia. If you’ve got captured or enemy defectors, then you learn to ask them the RIGHT questions. You’d be surprised what you can and will learn. Some of my questions (as a journalist) to them and their replies/follow up intell ops, are still classified.
I hope all of these ISIS scum are processed into Soylent Dog Food.
Pig Feed. That is the more logical food since dogs are hated but pigs are completely verboten.
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