Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) 7 Sep 2022 - 9:52 https://www.avapress.com/en/note/258251/herat-and-kabul-attacks-the-importance-of-regional-cooperation-to-fight-isis -------------------------------------------------- Title : Herat and Kabul attacks and the importance of regional cooperation to fight ISIS -------------------------------------------------- Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Today's view: There is no other way than forming a large regional coalition to counter the conspiratorial plans of America and their regional mercenaries. Iran and Russia are two countries that have valuable experiences in fighting ISIS, curbing Takfiri terrorism and establishing security and stability in crisis-stricken countries. Therefore, it seems that until Afghanistan turns into a second Syria and Takfiri terrorism, with the help of global arrogance, does not take the initiative in creating insecurity and crisis, this coalition should be formed. Text : After the suicide attack on Monday, the 5th of September, near the Russian Embassy in Kabul, Amir Khan Muttaqi; Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs in a telephone conversation with Sergey Lavrov; The Russian Foreign Minister assured him that a comprehensive investigation will be conducted in this case.   Abdul Qahar Balkhi, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated in a tweet that the purpose of this conversation was to examine the surroundings and aspects of the recent explosion.   According to him, Amir Khan Muttaqi has assured his Russian counterpart that he will conduct a comprehensive investigation in this matter.   Amir Khan Muttaqi emphasized in this conversation that both sides should not allow such negative actions of the enemies to affect the close and positive relations between the two countries.   While deploring the recent incident, Lavrov called this incident the work of international criminal organizations and emphasized on fighting against them.   Amir Khan Muttaqi has assured his Russian counterpart that Afghan security forces will pay special attention to the security of the Russian embassy.   The suicide attack attributed to the ISIS Takfiri group once again shook Afghanistan and the region. This attack took place only three days after another bloody suicide attack in Herat province in the west of the country, in which Mujibur Rahman Ansari; one of the influential figures in favor of the "Islamic Emirate" was targeted and killed. Besides him, at least 17 other people died in Herat attack.   As expected, ISIS took responsibility for the suicide attack against the Russian Embassy in Kabul. An attack in which two Russian diplomats and several Afghan citizens were killed.   These two attacks once again revealed the weak points in the fight against terrorism and showed that confronting Takfiri terrorism, especially the demonic group ISIS, which clearly serves the interests of the global domination and arrogance system, is not the only duty of the "Islamic Emirate". Rather, more than ever, the formation of a powerful regional coalition is needed.   Countries like Russia are considered one of the main targets of this group due to their direct confrontation with ISIS in Syria and other regions. But this is not the only reason for ISIS s enmity with Russia. ISIS is first and foremost a colonial force supported by arrogance and Zionism. The leaders and commanders of that group are actually supported and strengthened by the Western powers, and this fact was proven many times during the wars in Syria and Iraq.   However, the enmity between ISIS and Russia is not a one-way street, the Russians and their regional allies such as the Islamic Republic of Iran have also fought against ISIS to the same extent and have thwarted the colonial plan of their self-proclaimed caliphate in the Middle East. This is what has greatly angered ISIS and America.   The famous and proud leader of Islam, martyr Qassem Solaimani, was the greatest anti-terrorist figure in the region and perhaps the world, who was assassinated by the criminal America. He played an important role in the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It clearly shows which countries support ISIS and which countries fight them.   With the assassination of General Solaimani, many veils were removed, the doubts and ambiguities about America s support for ISIS were removed, and all the people of the region and the world came to the conclusion that ISIS and America are fighting on the same front.   The same rule is true for the suicide attack in front of the Russian Embassy in Kabul. The ISIS suicide bomber was ordered by the US to target Russia s largest diplomatic center in Kabul, as a result of which the relations between Kabul and Moscow became dark and damaged.   On the other hand, this attack took place while the American embassy in Kabul is inactive; But Russia, along with Iran and a few other countries, were among the few countries that kept their embassies open in Kabul despite the rise of the "Islamic Emirate" and continued their relations with the Taliban despite the US colonial sanctions.   This is not something that can be tolerated by America; Therefore, ISIS and Takfiri terrorism are a good tactic to weaken the Taliban and damage their relations with important regional powers such as Russia and Iran. The Herat and Kabul attacks were designed by neo-colonialism and carried out by their takfiri mercenaries. But it will not be the last attack.   Based on this, there is no way other than forming a large regional coalition to counter the conspiratorial plans of America and their regional mercenaries. Iran and Russia are two countries that have valuable experiences in fighting ISIS, curbing Takfiri terrorism and establishing security and stability in crisis-stricken countries. Therefore, it seems that until Afghanistan turns into a second Syria and Takfiri terrorism, with the help of global arrogance, does not take the initiative in creating insecurity and crisis, this coalition should be formed.   The powers that have the experience of fighting and defeating Daesh in their portfolio should not allow Afghanistan to meet the same fate as Syria before the defeat of Takfiri terrorists supported by the West and Israel by joining this coalition.