Tamil Diplomat

ISIL hits Afghan airwaves to drum up support

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has launched a radio station in Afghanistan to recruit fighters and stir up anti-government sentiment.

The one-hour-long Voice of Caliphate broadcast in Pashto language was started in eastern Nangarhar province by supporters who pledged allegiance to ISIL.

It was unclear when the broadcasts began but Afghan officials say they found out about the station a week ago.

“The ISIL militants in Afghanistan are growing stronger and this radio channel is helping them recruit fighters which will make them even stronger,”  Achin district governor Haji Ghalib told to media.