(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the ISIS terrorist group is a product and tool of the United States, which uses Afghanistan’s territory to test weapons.
"ISIS is a US product," Karzai said in an exclusive interview, adding that the group he described as clearly a foreign-backed entity, emerged in 2015 during the US presence.
The US must explain routine flights of unmarked helicopters "dropping supplies to the terror faction on the Pakistan and Afghanistan border," Karzai, who was president from December 2004 to September 2014, told Foxnews.
Karzai also condemned the dropping of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) last month on ISIS network of tunnels in Afghanistan. "The ISIS had already emptied most of their (families and militants) so this was coordinated. This group is just a US tool. This cannot be any other tool," he said. "First, the ISIS comes to drive people away and then the US comes and drops that big bomb ... come on."
On April 13, Washington dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, dubbed ‘The Mother of All Bombs,’ targeting a network of caves and tunnels of the ISIS terrorist group in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, in Eastern Afghanistan. The 9.5-tonne non-nuclear bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command.