Afghan security forces patrol following an operation against Islamic State militants in Pachir Wa Agam district of Nangarhar province. As in Syria, Russia is casting its increased involvement in Afghanistan in the context of the growing Islamic State presence there. Photo: AFP

In Afghanistan, Putin courts China in search of ‘another Syria’

Islamic State’s growing presence in the country gives Russia a pretext for a partnership with China and Pakistan that could counter the influence of the US

Topic |   War in Afghanistan

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Afghan security forces patrol following an operation against Islamic State militants in Pachir Wa Agam district of Nangarhar province. As in Syria, Russia is casting its increased involvement in Afghanistan in the context of the growing Islamic State presence there. Photo: AFP
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