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Newsline: Russian Embassy in Afghanistan rejects claims that Moscow is cooperating with Taliban to fight ISIS

The Embassy of Russia in Kabul has rejected reports regarding Moscow’s cooperation with the Taliban group in fight against the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in the country. According to a statement by the Embassy of Russia, the reports were baseless. The Russian Embassy also insisted that Moscow’s stance towards the Afghan peace process is clear, emphasizing that the Taliban group should accept the Afghan constitution, refrain from violence and terminate links with al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks. This comes as reports earlier emerged regarding the growing concerns of Moscow as the loyalists of the Islamic State are expanding foothold and terrorist related activities in Afghanistan. Moscow is mainly concerned that the loyalists of the terror group are looking to further expand foothold by infiltrating into the Central Asian

http://nation.com.pk/international/23-Apr-2016/russian-embassy-rejects-claims-that-moscow-is-cooperating-with-taliban-to-fight-isis

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