Terrorist Groups Thriving in Afghanistan, Christians Face Grave Peril

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A United Nations report warns that terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and ISIS, are gaining strength in Afghanistan. Despite promises that Afghanistan wouldn’t harbor terrorists again, the report reveals Al Qaeda has increased freedom of maneuver under the Taliban’s rule. The group is assisting the Taliban in governing three provincial governments and establishing five new terror training camps, including one for suicide operations. Meanwhile, ISIS’s threat is also growing, leaving non-Muslims, especially Afghan Christians, in peril. Estimates suggest there are between 5,000 and 20,000 Afghan Christians in the country. While danger looms, secret believers remain steadfast in their faith, with some even stating they’ll follow Jesus regardless of the consequences.