On October 13, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the 17th annual meeting with the heads of the special services of the CIS countries, during which he warned those present about the pulling into Afghanistan of terrorists with experience in fighting from Iraq and Syria. This was reported on the Kremlin website .
“The situation in Afghanistan is not easy, you know that very well. After the final withdrawal of American troops, power passed into the hands of the Taliban, who set their own rules and regulations. At the same time, a number of international terrorist groups from ISIS continue to operate in the country. From Iraq, Syria, militants with experience in military operations are actively being drawn there. Therefore, it is possible that terrorists may try to destabilize the situation in neighboring states, including the CIS countries, right up to the beginning of direct expansion, ”the head of the Russian Federation said.
Putin said that these issues were raised at the CSTO and SCO summits in September this year and urged the meeting participants to constantly monitor the Afghan border, coordinate the work of security services, conduct joint operations, and exchange analytical and forecast information.
On the eve of the meeting, the TASS news agency reported that delegations from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan would take part in the discussions.
Note that Turkmenistan is not part of the CSTO.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan