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Surrendering ISIS fighters will be dealt with according to law, says Abdullah

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah Monday (August 6) said that "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) fighters accused of war crimes will be dealt with according to law, TOLOnews reported.

Abdullah made his remarks during a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Almost 250 ISIS fighters recently surrendered to the Afghan military in Jawzjan Province after intense pressure from counter-terrorism operations. Initial reports put the number at 150.

"A number of [ISIS] fighters surrendered in the north, and they will be dealt with as prisoners of war," Abdullah said in a Facebook post Monday.

Surrendering does not mean that they will be sheltered for their crimes, he said, adding that "[we will] not ignore their crimes".

Residents of Darzab District in Jawzjan Province have accused the ISIS members who surrendered of committing war crimes, including rape, murder and torture.

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