Kabul – Sputnik. "The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, while welcoming the operation, considers terrorism an enemy of humanity and a threat to regional and global security and stability, so the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, considered one of the most dangerous leaders of terrorist organizations, is a major blow to IS," the presidency said in a statement.
"Because terrorism has reaped the enormous sacrifices of our people for years, the killing of the leaders of terrorist organizations, particularly Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is not only important for reducing terrorist attacks and establishing security in Afghanistan, but also has positive repercussions on regional and international security and stability," the statement said. .
Afghanistan is suffering frequent armed clashes and fierce battles between the internal security forces backed by US and other NATO forces on the one hand, and the Taliban, which controls large areas of the country, at a time when the organization "Daesh" (the terrorist banned in Russia and the number of Large states) to continually strengthen its influence in this state.
Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan, is a major ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan, the so-called Khorasan, where its fighters operate in mountains and remote, rugged terrain away from the authorities' eyes.
Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump announced that US forces had eliminated al-Baghdadi in a military operation inside Syria, thanking Iraq, Turkey, Russia and the Kurds for their cooperation.