8am: In a two-day counter-terrorism summit in Spain, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has raised matters of concern that terrorism is reviving in Afghanistan, which could lead to a global threat in the future. According to Guterres, the spread of ISIS-K and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan poses growing threats to the world. Click here to
FP: The Taliban’s jihadi friends are back to threaten global security. Click here to read more (external link).
Jeff Seldin VOA News March 20, 2022 WASHINGTON — Intelligence agencies worldwide are warning that Taliban rule in Afghanistan is radically reshaping terrorist and militant groups in South Asia and around the world. Specifically, intelligence and counterterrorism officials say that despite Taliban promises to sever ties with al-Qaida and oppose terror groups such as the Islamic
Jeff Seldin VOA News February 15, 2022 WASHINGTON — Despite lingering concerns among some officials in Washington that Afghanistan is on its way to once again becoming a terrorist haven, recent U.S. defense and intelligence assessments seem to indicate that at least for now, groups like Islamic State and al-Qaida are not ready to use the
Ariana: Lieutenant General Michael Kurilla, US President Joe Biden’s pick to be commander of Central Command, warned al-Qaeda and ISIS were “reconstituting” in a wide-ranging Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. “One of the challenges is the threat to the homeland from al-Qaeda and ISIS. They are reconstituting. The Taliban (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) has not
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS February 2, 2022 Powerful U.S. lawmakers and other influencers in Washington are attempting to pressure the Biden administration into launching “over-the-horizon” airstrikes inside post-NATO Afghanistan amid concerns international terrorist groups are growing stronger by the day. Yet as feared as the terrorist threat is, launching such operations – especially at this point
The National Interest: The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of the late Afghan war hero Ahmad Shah Massoud, is the last remaining ally resolved to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan. It is today the only alternative. Click here to read more (external link).
The Hill: “What we would like to see from the Taliban would be a strong position against al-Qaeda,” he told the AP, but also noted that “I think there are internal arguments inside the Taliban about the way forward.” Click here to read more (external link).
#AlQaeda leader in the Arabian Peninsula #Khalid_Batarfi: “AFG Taliban victory is not Taliban #victory alone, but of the Ummah. We thank Allah for bestowing this victory on the Taliban and pray that Allah blesses your endeavors.” pic.twitter.com/EcvycGrRQs — Vatan Today (@vatantoday) November 11, 2021
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. October 27. 2021 A senior Pentagon official said it is unclear whether the Taliban has the capability to fight the Islamic State extremist group effectively, even if it is clear that the two groups are “mortal enemies.” Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, told a congressional committee on October 26 that the