Jeff Seldin VOA News September 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Those watching the Taliban establish a government and assert control over Afghanistan are growing ever more wary of pledges by the group’s leaders to make sure no terrorist organization can ever again use the country as a base for attacks against the United States. The Taliban’s counterterrorism
Jeff Seldin VOA News September 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – There are growing indications that supporters of both the al-Qaida and Islamic State terror groups have their sights set on Afghanistan, emboldened by the Taliban takeover of the country late last month. Initial reports over the past week or so have highlighted an uptick in chatter
Jeff Seldin VOA News September 11, 2021 WASHINGTON – Twenty years after the al-Qaida terror group based in Afghanistan launched the Sept. 11 terror attacks against the United States, there are indications a new generation of terrorists is looking to call the country home. Seemingly encouraged by the Taliban takeover following the departure of U.S.
Fox News: Fox Nation host Lara Logan pressed the Taliban’s chief spokesperson on his refusal to denounce al Qaeda in an episode of Fox Nation’s “Lara Logan Has No Agenda” that aired in a Fox News special on Sunday. Logan also spoke with Amrullah Saleh, the Vice President of Afghanistan, who said the differences between
Jamie Dettmer VOA News August 19, 2021 The Taliban has placed security for the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the hands of senior members of the Haqqani Network, which has close ties with foreign jihadist groups including a long-standing association with al-Qaida. Western intelligence officials say the assignment is alarming and undercuts Taliban promises to tread
Jamie Dettmer VOA News August 13, 2021 British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned Friday that Afghanistan risks becoming a failed state and predicted a-Qaida will again thrive in the country. “I’m absolutely worried that failed states are breeding grounds for those types of people,” he told British broadcaster Sky News. Hours earlier Wallace announced Britain
Bloomberg: Deutsche Bank AG, Standard Chartered Plc and Danske Bank A/S were sued by the families of Americans killed and wounded during the war in Afghanistan who claim they “knowingly facilitated transfers of millions” of dollars that provided aid to terrorists in the region. Click here to read more (external link).
Michael Hughes AOPNEWS July 30,2021 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington will ensure al-Qaeda no longer uses Afghan territory to launch attacks against the American homeland or its allies, although his comments came just as reports surfaced claiming that the terror outfit is fighting alongside the Taliban. According to ANI, the Pakistan army
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday the Taliban still has “deep ties to al-Qaeda, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba” and wants Afghanistan to become a safe haven for terrorists. Click here to read more (external link).
Carla Babb VOA News July 12, 2021 PENTAGON – The top U.S. general in Afghanistan stepped down on Monday as Taliban fighters continue to make gains across the war-torn country. The Biden administration has said the official end date of the U.S. troop withdrawal will be August 31, but Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller’s relinquishing of command is a symbolic end to the troop