11 – DAESH militants surrender in N. Afghanistan

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Some 11 militants affiliated with Islamic State (IS) have surrendered themselves to the government in Jawzjan provincial capital Shiberghan on Saturday, a senior police official in the northern Afghan province said.

All the former IS militants, according to police official Ghulam Ali, were active in anti-government activities in Darzab district and their reintegration to community and joining their families would encourage others to follow suit.

Commander of the group Mullah Joora said fighting between Taliban and the IS group had disheartened them to continue their war against the government and therefore decided to give up fighting.

Scores of people have been killed in clashes between Taliban and the IS group in Darzab district over the past 10 days.

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