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SW ° / RaSp - What is happening in and around Kabul will have worldwide effects. Unfortunately not of the good kind. This also includes re-strengthening the supporters of the Islamic State. Followers ?? Yes, there are many Muslim women (see the post below) who ardently want the IS to return. Not necessarily in Kabul, but in Syria - and who knows? maybe also in the Afghan provinces.
The great vacuum left by the hasty and yet planned withdrawal of the USA and NATO is not being filled "adequately" (as if a football coach would replace a player "one on one" in the same or the same position), but rather uncontrollably , confusing, undesirable, incalculable and disproportionate.
Meanwhile, the German Foreign Minister plays the active caretaker and hurries from country to country around the Hindu Kush. He just doesn't want to go to Afghanistan itself. He doesn't even see that. He lets his diplomat do that. As always. But today is not "always" - but today it is worse, and a minister has to be there !!
Tagesschau / Tagesschau He fears a large wave of refugees should it come to that. But he wants to stay. He puts his fate in the hands of God, as he says and hopes that his fight against the jihadists will not be in vain in the end. Countless sleeper cells of the IS terrorist militia have settled in eastern Syria and are spreading fear and terror. The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan gives them a boost. Many fear a return of the "Islamic State". "We are watching you". "We know everything about you". "We will behead you, cut you up". These are the messages that Hamoud al Nofal receives on his cell phone almost every day. He learned to live with it, tried to stay calm. Giving in is out of the question for the head of an influential Arab tribe in eastern Syria: "You are demanding that I give up everything I am currently doing and join them. Otherwise, they will kill me in whatever way," he said The 55-year-old. His tribe first fought against Syria's ruler Bashar al-Assad, then against the terrorist militia IS. They hate dictatorships and extremism. 450 members had to lose their lives for this. Hamoud miraculously survived five attacks. Car bombs exploded in front of his house. His truck blew up. He was targeted and shot at from a car, and pressure from the Dischahdists is increasing in the region. A comeback of the "Islamic State" (IS) seems possible again. For him and his tribe, it is now a question of existence: "If ISIS should take over power here again, the number of victims of our tribe would increase very quickly from 450 to 900. ISIS would wipe us out." Sheikh hardly any more. Shaail is considered an IS stronghold in eastern Syria. One of many in the Deir ez-Zor province. Despite the oil reserves, many people live in poverty, are poorly educated and are often strictly religious. In 2019, Kurdish fighters ended Islamist rule in the region with U.S. air support, when US President Donald Trump announced victory over the terrorist militia. That was premature. The self-proclaimed warriors of God renewed themselves, went underground, from there they spread fear and terror, murder anyone who opposes them and can hope for many sympathizers. Kurdish special units of the "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF), however, want IS don't give way, show presence in the streets, go on patrols, set up checkpoints. Especially at night, IS fighters come out of their hiding places, extort protection money, take hostages and murder. The SDF forces themselves are repeatedly the target of their attacks. "They fill motorbikes with explosives and detonate them," says commander Mohamed. "They use booby traps against us. Sometimes they attack us as a group, shoot us and then disappear again." This has happened many times, and the number of IS attacks is actually increasing dramatically. In July there were 18 in the province of Deir ez-Zor alone. The Taliban's victory is also boosting the jihadists here, believes SDF commander Abu Wael. He sees Kurdish autonomy in danger. You are in a crucial phase, you have to prepare well for everything. Without the backing of the US, they would be unable to counter the terrorists in the long term, he fears: "The number of IS cells in our area has literally exploded. We are doing what we can to oppose this development. But our options are slim We need a lot more support. ”In the Al-Hol-Camp, however, the hope of a return of IS is growing. Tens of thousands of women and children are incarcerated in the camp in eastern Syria. They once lived under IS rule.