TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Forty prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation.

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According to Press Shia dispatches, American forces operating in Afghanistan carried out a secret military operation in the northwestern province of Badghis two weeks ago and helped the Daesh inmates escape the prison.

The report added that 40 Daesh ringleaders, all of them foreigners, were transferred by helicopters after American troops raided the prison and killed all its security guards.

Abdullah Afzali, deputy head of Badghis provincial council, confirmed the news.  

Press Shia news agency will release more details about the US operation soon.

In January 2018, former Iranian defense minister General Ahmad Vahidi had warned of Washington’s continued moves to create tensions and crisis in the region and said the Daesh terrorist group is getting a foothold in Afghanistan.

He said back then that Western powers had backed the terrorists and tried to prevent the defeat of Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

Since the terror group collapsed in the countries, the US has sought to move the Daesh elements to Central Asia and Afghanistan, he said.