The country’s ministry of inside explained it regretted the general’s final decision to join “the enemies of peace and security in Afghanistan,” and that he experienced “chosen violence around a lifetime of dignity,” mentioned Tariq Aryan, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s inside ministry. The country’s vice president, Amrullah Saleh, termed him a thug and self-proclaimed basic.
The militants continuously seek to coax government forces into their ranks and generally have results obtaining lowly-compensated troops to switch sides from checkpoints and isolated bases in contested territory.
Gen Bakhtawar’s defection represents a coup because he not only fought the Taliban for a long time, but also leads a popular political family in Farah. Just one of his sons, Massoud Bakhtawar, is the deputy governor of Farah province. One more son, Farid Bakhtawar, was head of the provincial council right until he was killed in a helicopter crash 18 months in the past.
In the meantime, the Afghan safety forces arrested a few senior South Asia Islamic State members such as the group’s regional leader, the Afghan federal government claimed on Monday.
The militant group’s head of South Asia, Abu Omar Khorasani, was arrested in Kabul together with the group’s spy chief and public relations officer, the Afghan protection agency said.