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Afghanistan returns 126 people from ISIS families to Pakistan

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Friday, the Afghan government handed over 126 Pakistani women and children arrested during anti-terrorist operations in the eastern Nangarhar province to their families in Pakistan.

Shah Mahmoud Mikhail, the governor of Nangarhar province, said in a speech during the handover ceremony, which was attended by Pakistani tribal leaders, that hundreds of ISIS members had surrendered (before their families) to the authorities during the past months.

He added that upon instructions from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, 50 women and 76 Pakistani children have been returned to their families, noting that they are continuing to return operations.

It is worth noting that the security operations against ISIS in the region during the past year resulted in the handing of nearly a thousand members of the organization to the Afghan security forces.

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