The Islamic State terrorist organization (Daesh) is on the rise in war-torn Afghanistan, and the group’s numbers could soon grow to up to 10,000 members in the country. While ISIS central in Iraq and Syria is suffering major losses with only a few strongholds, the branch in Afghanistan is seemingly ballooning and positioning itself to be the largest branch.
According to intelligence reports, the numbers are especially growing as experienced foreign from Iraq and Syria joining as they flee the war zone in the said countries. Moreover, the intelligence indicates that the threat could grow seeing as there are attempts by the Daesh to reach an agreement with the Taliban and other organizations in an effort to coordinate operations.
Afghanistan has long been suffering from an unstable security situation. The government has been fighting the Taliban, which has been waging a war against Kabul for almost two decades and against Daesh.