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Afghan Gov’t Reacts Against Mohaqiq’s Praise of Afghan Militants in Iraq and Syria

(Last Updated On: November 27, 2017)

Afghan Government says it is against of any proxy war fought inside and outside the country, following the remarks recently made by Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Afghan Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, in which the top Afghan official praised Afghan militants’ war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Shah Hussain Murtazawi, the deputy spokesperson of the president, said that every political remarks should be made based on Afghanistan’s national interests.

“We are against of any proxy war in other countries. Afghan sons are being sacrificed for defending the country’s territorial integrity. No Afghan should be killed or sacrificed for the defense of other countries’ interests,” he further added.

The second CEO deputy, Mohammad Mohaqiq, addressed a large gathering named “Muhibban Ahl-e-Bait” very recently in Tehran, Iran’s Capital, and praised broadly the fight of Fatemiyoun Division against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“I am cordially thankful of Iraq and Syria’s military, and also Iranian, Afghan, Pakistani and fighters of other countries who got victory, participating in the war – indeed in the war of Islam against the infidels and World Arrogance,” Mohaqiq noted in his speech.

Fatemiyoun is a military division which was formed of mostly Afghan refugees in 2014 by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards to fight on favor of Bashar Assad, the Syrian President, and against the Islamic State terror group also known as Daesh in Syria.

The division reportedly contains some 10 – 20 thousands Afghan fighters who have caused huge concerns in Afghanistan due to the increasing foothold of Islamic State of Khurasan Province (IS –k) or Daesh in Afghanistan.

The top Afghan Official remarks of praising Afghan militants presence in the Syrian War has provoked many concerns and harsh reactions among Afghan politicians and some members of Afghan parliament have also described that as questionable.

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