1 Oct 2018 09:06

Terrorists preparing to destabilize Central Asia - Presidential Representative Kabulov

MOSCOW. Sept 1 (Interfax) - Militants of the ISIL terrorist organization (banned in Russia) are preparing to destabilize the situation in Central Asia, Russia's Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said in an interview, a part of which was posted on the television channel RT's website.

Speaking of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)'s statement which said some 2,500 ISIL militants had been moved towards the Afghan-Pakistani border, Kabulov said, "The numbers mentioned by the CSTO have actually been moved, but I am convinced that most ISIL fighters in Afghanistan are residents of this region."

"Most of the relocated [militants] have origins in Central Asia," Kabulov said.

"These people are not being relocated to fight foreign troops in Afghanistan; instead they will be preparing to destabilize the domestic situation in Central Asia," he said.