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    The Daesh continues to mobilize, recruit, to build up military potential and next year the terrorist group may pose a more formidable challenge in Afghanistan, according to the Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan and senior Foreign Ministry official.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) jihadist group’s growing military capabilities threaten to pose a more formidable challenge next year if the banned extremist group is not contained, the Russian presidential envoy for Afghanistan and senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday.

    "They continue to mobilize, recruit, to build up their military potential. If this is not put to an end and is not contained, next year we may face an even more formidable force in the face of the IS," Zamir Kabulov said at a press conference hosted by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    The United States is politically responsible for the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, according to Zamir Kabulov.

    "They cut back their presence and did not resolve a single issues and created more problems. They carry political and moral responsibility for what is taking place in Afghanistan now," Zamir Kabulov said.

    According to the official, Russian troops will not be involved in fighting terrorists in Afghanistan.

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