ISIL-K’s new leader heads India operations had affiliation with Haqqani network, states UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:
Posted on February 9th, 2021

Daily Excelsior,

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan’s (ISIL-K) new leader Shihab al-Muhajir heads its operations in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is said to have had an earlier affiliation with the dreaded Haqqani Network.

The 12th report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL to international peace and security and the range of United Nations efforts in support of member states in countering the threat said that ISIL-K currently has 1,000-2,200 fighters in Afghanistan spread across several provinces. Daily Excelsior, February 5, 2021.

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