9 Feb 2018 11:49

Russian ambassador in UN worried about growing ISIL contingent in northern Afghanistan, which poses threat to Central Asia

NEW YORK (UN). Feb 9 (Interfax) - Moscow is worried by the ongoing growth of the ISIL (banned in Russia) contingent in northern Afghanistan, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said at the UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the ISIL threat to world peace and security.

"We are worrying about the strengthening ISIL base in northern Afghanistan. The potential of the international terrorist contingent amassing there should not be underestimated," Nebenzya said.

This is a danger to "Central Asia, whose citizens have been involved in terror attacks in Turkey, Russia, European countries, and the United States," he said.