Lavrov: the North of Afghanistan turns into a base for international terrorism

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UN, January 19. /TASS/. Remnants in Syria, the jihadists are flocking to Central Asia, including Northern Afghanistan. This was stated on Friday, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a UN security Council meeting on security issues in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

“Northern Afghanistan is turning into a base for international terrorism led by the Afghan wing of the Islamic state (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), which forms the base for implementation in the region of destructive ideas in the spirit of the notorious ideology of “Caliphate”, – said the Minister.