ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-10-26  |  UPDATED: 1399/08/01 - 15:26:3 FA | AR | EN
Iran summons Swiss envoy to protest Ďbaselessí US claims on elections interference             Lebanese president tasks Hariri with forming new government            Three-man crew return to Earth from International Space Station             Obama warns Biden supporters not to be ícomplacentí as he rips Trumpís record            Bolivia election transparent, Arceís victory overwhelming: OAS            Iran successfully tests Bavar-373 air defense system on 2nd day of drills            US Democrats fear a late Trump surge despite opinion polls            Turkey extends gas exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters            Mosques in southern France placed under protection amid threats            Advocacy groups file complaint over Texas youth prison conditions            US Senate Intelligence Committee blames Americaís enemies for divide in the nation             Twelve killed in Takhar airstrike, including children            Iran: Saudi military expenditure turned West Asia into powder keg             At least 34 killed in Cambodia flash floods             Linking terrorism to Islam shows ignorance: Imam of Egyptís Al-Azhar            


DATE PUBLISHED: 2015/6/29 - 07:16:58
VISIT: 1286
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Afghanistanís Natural Resources under the sight of Islamic State
Afghanistanís Natural Resources under the sight of Islamic State

Pentagon in a new report says that Islamic State group is eyeing on the Natural Resources of Afghanistan.

Citing the Pentagon report, The Diplomat an online international news magazine that also writes analysis says that even though it is unknown if Islamic State would be able to hold swaths of land in Afghanistan but it is obviously possible that the group will seek to beat the country’s poorly monitored mining industry to fund their operations in Iraq and Syria.

The Diplomat further states that the majorities of the estimated $3 trillion worth of mineral resources of Afghanistan are undeveloped, abandoned, awaiting new contracts or excavated by local community members (Especially warlords).

According to the Diplomat the Islamic State is attempting to gain a toehold in Afghanistan and the worsening security situation could pave way for the group to enhance operations.

The Diplomat further states that due to the widespread corruption and lack of coordination between various Afghan ministries and security agencies Afghanistan’s Natural Resources remain open to illegal extractions.

It also states that the ongoing fighting has caused a significant rise in illegal extraction of mines and that several international investors have stepped back from contracts or expressed concern over the insecurity, which is a major blow to the mining industry in the country.

The Diplomat citing a report issued by Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in April says that illegal extraction of mines cost Afghanistan at least $300 million annually since the fall of Taliban in 2001.

The Diplomat further states most of Afghanistan’s illegally extracted mines are going to Pakistan, adding that the leadership of Daesh’s Khorasaan province is predominantly comprised of former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders which makes the smuggle of Afghanistan’s illegally extracted mines to Pakistan easy.

Islamic State of Daesh was operating in Iraq and Syria for years but it emerged in Afghanistan months before.

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/3909






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Iran finds deposit with 8 million tonnes of gold reserves


Asian, European stocks sink as virus, stimulus sour mood


Citi to pay $400 million OCC fine over risk management issues


ADB Approves $110M Grant to Enhance Afghan Power Supply


18 million tourism jobs at risk in EU


How Iran is sharing lessons in resilience with Venezuela


Facebook tells Irish court that probe threatens its EU operations: Newspaper


Govít approves four wind and solar power projects


Asian, European markets sink after US Fed warning of íuncertainí outlook


WTO finds US in breach of trade rules with tariffs on China





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

China threatens US with Ďlegitimate responseí over arms sales to Taiwan

Iran summons Swiss envoy to protest Ďbaselessí US claims on elections interference

Lebanese president tasks Hariri with forming new government

Three-man crew return to Earth from International Space Station

Obama warns Biden supporters not to be ícomplacentí as he rips Trumpís record

Bolivia election transparent, Arceís victory overwhelming: OAS

Iran successfully tests Bavar-373 air defense system on 2nd day of drills

US Democrats fear a late Trump surge despite opinion polls

Turkey extends gas exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters

Mosques in southern France placed under protection amid threats

Advocacy groups file complaint over Texas youth prison conditions

US Senate Intelligence Committee blames Americaís enemies for divide in the nation

Twelve killed in Takhar airstrike, including children

Iran: Saudi military expenditure turned West Asia into powder keg

At least 34 killed in Cambodia flash floods

Linking terrorism to Islam shows ignorance: Imam of Egyptís Al-Azhar

Guinea scene of unrest as opposition cries foul after presidential vote

Khashoggiís fiancťe, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in US for murder

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts the economy and warns of íBiden depressioní

Iran stresses sovereignty over trio of Persian Gulf islands at UNSC

India releases Chinese soldier detained at tense border

Interreligious peace event held in Rome

UNICEF praises KSA for ďhumanitarianĒ role in Yemen

Top GxOP pollster blasts Trump at British company gathering, calls his campaign Ďthe worstí ever

Israeli warplanes, helicopters launch fresh air raids in Gaza

Whichever ĎJokerí wins, the US has no energy left for self-correction

At least 15 dead in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad

Pakistan parliament to host trade and investment forum for Afghans

12 Takhar Police Killed Dozens Missingí: Source

Shameful UAE visit will encourage more Israeli aggression: Palestinians

Iran to begin testing indigenous COVID-19 vaccine on humans in Nov.

Iran finds deposit with 8 million tonnes of gold reserves

China: Removal of Iran arms ban must be faithfully implemented

Pompeo smearing economic, trade cooperation between China, other countries: Beijing

Lifting of UN arms ban outcome of Iranís correct policy on JCPOA: Govt. spox

Trump seeks campaign boost as Biden leads in battleground Pennsylvania

US must invest more public money in early childcare: Study

Japan declines to comment on UK claims of Russian cyber-attacks on Olympics

SIGAR finds almost $19 billion lost to Ďwaste, fraud and abuseí

180 Civilians Killed, 375 Injured in Past Month: MoI


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š