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Iraq, Syria militants entering Afghanistan has Russia worried, Putin warns

Published on Oct 14, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin said militants from Syria and Iraq are “actively” entering Afghanistan. Putin said it is possible that terrorists may try “direct expansion” in neighbouring states. “Militants from Iraq, Syria with experience in military operations are actively being drawn there (Afghanistan),” Putin said.  "It is possible that terrorists may try to destabilise the situation in neighbouring states, including the CIS countries, and even try direct expansion," the Russian President added. Russia has previously raised concerns over instability spilling over into Central Asia. Russia has military bases in Central Asia. Watch the full video for more details. 

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