CSTO: Over 2,500 Daesh members transferred from Syria to Afghanistan
The Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) said on Thursday that a large number of Daesh terrorists had left Syria for Afghanistan this year.
“Over 2,500 Daesh members redeployed to Afghan-Pakistani zone from Syria in 2018," the AMN reported.
The CSTO Joint Staff then said that most of the Daesh terrorists are now concentrated in Afghanistan following their heavy losses in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
“Afghanistan is now the principal center of the Daesh terrorists.
The CTSO report did not specify how the Daesh terrorists were transferred from Syria to Afghanistan; however, in the past, Russia has accused the US of moving these terrorists to the country.
Currently, the Daesh still maintains a large presence in eastern Syria, despite ongoing efforts of the Syrian government troops to clear the terrorist group from this vast desert region.