Afghanistan Taliban prepare ‘forces’ to combat IS

Kabul, Oct 12 (IANS) Afghanistan Taliban have prepared “special forces” to combat Islamic State (Daesh) group, a media report has said.

The new force called “Reserve Units” has been formed in Afghanistan provinces. It trains young people to fight IS, Khaama press on Monday quoted sources as saying.

The Taliban provoke villagers against the IS and encourage them to stand with Taliban, the report said.

Taliban spokesman Mujahid, confirming formation of the force, said “Yes, there is a force like this”.

Most of the IS militants which emerged in Afghanistan are members of the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban groups.

The Taliban refused IS group’s proposal to join it and now they have been fighting against each other.

The fight has resulted in death of hundreds of militants from both the sides.

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