The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) released a video of Special Task Force which has been formed to combat the affiliates of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan.
NDS informed regarding the formation of the Special Task Force earlier this month amid reports that the terror group looks to gain foothold in Afghanistan.
NDS spokesman Haseeb Sediqi told reporters Special Force is comprised of three units, Intelligence, Analysis and Operational Unit.
He said the the Special Force has been formed based on the anti-Daesh strategy of the government.
According to Sediqi, the Special Force began its operation they killed Mullah Abdul Rawouf in southern Helmand province.
He also added that recently the Special Force arrested a group of six members of Daesh in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, noting that one of the six was previously a key commander of Taliban.
The video of the Special Task Force which was released this afternoon by NDS, demonstrates the capabilities of the forces while conducting training exercises.
The video begins with the demonstration of atrocities committed by the terror group in Syria and Iraq where thousands of people have been brutally killed.
The video illustrates the Task Force members capabilities who are equipped with modern weapons including surveillance camera to monitor the activities of the affiliates of the terror group.
This comes as there have been growing concerns that the ISIS group is looking to gain foothold in Afghanistan as the militants in the battlefield have started rebranding by pledging allegiance to the terror grou.
Pentagon also released a report earlier last month stating that the terror group is likely to continue looking for ways to expand their activities in Afghanistan.
According to the report, the US forces have noted a few militants re-branding themselves, likely in an attempt to draw media attention, greater resources and more recruits.
“ISIL’s presence and influence in Afghanistan remains in the initial exploratory phase,” the report said, adding that “The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan has publicly expressed support for ISIL as the leader of the global jihad; however, the Taliban has declared that it will not allow ISIL in Afghanistan.”
According to the Afghan national security advisor Hanif Atmar, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group is looking to have access to drugs market by starting operations in Afghanistan.
Speaking to lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament – Meshrano Jirga earlier in May, Atmar, said the terror group wants to finance the group’s activities by having access to drugs market.
Atmar warned that the terror group wants to expand its operations not only in Afghanistan but the whole region and wants infiltrate in Central Asian countries.