U.S. Re­lo­cat­ing Daesh To Afghanistan to Jus­tify Pres­ence

Iran News - - ایران نیوز -

TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion Ay­a­tol­lah Seyed Ali Khamenei has ex­pressed re­gret over the deaths of Afghan civil­ians in Daesh ter­ror at­tacks, say­ing the United States has been re­lo­cat­ing the ter­ror group from the Mid­dle East to the South Asian coun­try to ra­tio­nal­ize its mil­i­tary pres­ence in the re­gion.

By trans­fer­ring the Daesh ter­ror group from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan, the US seeks “to jus­tify the con­tin­u­a­tion of its pres­ence in the re­gion and to cre­ate se­cu­rity for the Zion­ist regime,” Ay­a­tol­lah Khamenei said on Tues­day.

The U.S. and its al­lies in­vaded Afghanistan un­der the guise of the war on ter­ror. Some 17 years on, the lo­cal Tal­iban mil­i­tant group has only boosted its cam­paign of vi­o­lence across the coun­try, tar­get­ing both civil­ians and se­cu­rity forces in bloody as­saults.

More re­cently, Daesh has also taken ad­van­tage of the chaos and es­tab­lished a foothold in east­ern and north­ern Afghanistan. The Tak­firi out­fit has also stepped up its ter­ror at­tacks in the war-torn coun­try de­spite the pres­ence of thou­sands of for­eign troops there.

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