Oct 21, 2021
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Secret services of seven countries in Dushanbe discussed the situation in Afghanistan

First Taliban special forces fighters sent to Tajik borders *

A meeting of the secret services of seven countries took place in Dushanbe: Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. As a result of the meeting, the parties came to the conclusion that the situation in Afghanistan, as well as on the Afghan-Tajik border, remains difficult, which requires the formation of a unified approach to the Afghan problem at the international level.

“The meeting participants call on international organizations and interested states to develop a unified approach to solving the problem of Afghanistan, to support efforts aimed at establishing law and order in this country, creating an inclusive government, preventing further escalation of tension and violence, and jointly combating international terrorism,”

– said in a joint statement of representatives of seven countries, adopted at the end of the summit.

The statement also emphasizes the danger of involving Afghan youth in terrorist organizations operating in the country. All this poses a serious threat to the statehood of Afghanistan, the participants of the meeting noted and called for using the platforms of international organizations to try to solve the problem and resolve the situation in this country, and “Taking into account the interests of all ethnic, social and confessional groups in Afghanistan”

Meanwhile, it became known about the decision of the Taliban government * (the group is banned in Russia) to place professional special forces fighters on the Tajik border. These are militants who have completed a training course at a special training center in Takhar province. According to the commander of the special forces Mavlavi Khuzaif, his fighters are the first graduates of the Center, all of them have passed “good military training and are ready to ensure the safety of people and protect the borders.” So far, there are 150 professional fighters, but it is expected that their number will grow in the very near future. The militants will serve in the ranks of the regular army of the Taliban (the organization is banned on the territory of the Russian Federation).

The first group of spetsnaz fighters was stationed at the Pamir base, where the 217th corps of the Afghan National Army was previously located.

Special forces militants will control the provinces of Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan and Baghlan, the first three bordering on Tajikistan. Although earlier the Taliban leadership guaranteed that there would be no additional military reinforcement on the borders with Tajikistan.

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