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Al Qaeda growing stronger under Talibanís umbrella, UN finds
Long War Journal ^ | June 23, 2019 | Thomas Joscelyn

Posted on 09/10/2019 2:29:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

Al Qaeda and the Taliban remain close allies, according to a report by a United Nations Security Council monitoring team. Indeed, Al Qaeda “has grown stronger operating under the Taliban umbrella across Afghanistan and is more active than in recent years.”

While some are eager to portray the Taliban as a purely nationalist organization, the UN notes that the Taliban is the “primary partner for all foreign terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, with the exception of” the Islamic State’s Khorasan branch, which seeks to undermine the Taliban’s legitimacy.

Al Qaeda “members act as instructors and religious teachers for Taliban personnel and their family members.” And a “number of Al Qaeda activists have reportedly arrived in Afghanistan from Egypt,” though the UN did not identify these Egyptians or say when they arrived.

The UN assesses that the Taliban “cooperate[s] and retain[s] strong links with” Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the Haqqani Network (which is an integral part of the Taliban), Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (also known as the Turkistan Islamic Party, or TIP), “as well as nearly 20 other regionally and globally focused groups.”

“In return for safe havens and the ability to pursue their own business, foreign fighters continue to operate under the authority of the Taliban in multiple Afghan provinces at undiminished levels,” the UN warns.

Echoing its previous report, the UN says Al Qaeda “continues to see Afghanistan as a safe haven for its leadership, based on its long-standing strong relationship with the Taliban.” Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Hamza bin Laden and the Taliban leadership “have repeatedly emphasized the importance of the alliance between” the two groups.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; maga; taliban; trump

1 posted on 09/10/2019 2:29:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

Every single known or suspected Taliban location or area of operations should be being bombed to bits right now. Every single known or suspected Taliban operative or agent should,d be targeted for immediate eradication. Regardless of any collateral damages, They ALL need to be exterminated. Zero quarter, zero mercy. All-out war.


2 posted on 09/10/2019 2:58:40 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Not that I disagree, just a question...how ya gonna do that?


3 posted on 09/10/2019 3:32:09 PM PDT by Valin
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To: Zhang Fei

No kidding.

It’s been 18 years.

Why is there a Taliban?

And now we try to make deals with them to put them in power?


4 posted on 09/10/2019 3:51:16 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Valin

Mass extermination of everyone in Afghanistan.


5 posted on 09/10/2019 4:02:52 PM PDT by Bommer (2020 - Vote all incumbent congressmen and senators out! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!)
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To: Zhang Fei
Al Qaeda “has grown stronger operating under the Taliban umbrella across Afghanistan and is more active than in recent years.”

Both the Taliban and al Qaeda are fundamental Muslim groups.

If we pull out of Afghanistan they will ultimately topple the Infidel collaborating Govement, that remains behind.

One group believes it is doing God's work the other is doing Infidels work.

Us Infidels are giving up after 18 years and the fundamental Muslims have been at war with us for 1400 years and they are not going to give up.

We are going to have to come up with a new war plan to survive.

Facing up to the fact that Islam is incompatible with any other culture, and doing something about it is a start. - Tom

6 posted on 09/10/2019 4:36:59 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: Valin; LeoWindhorse

Re: ...how ya gonna do that?

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If I recall correctly, our B-52s over Afghanistan were quite effective in 2003.


7 posted on 09/10/2019 8:24:04 PM PDT by deks
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To: Zhang Fei

Why bother about a pile of rocks?
Of course the Taliban won’t go away. They never left; they burrowed.

With us gone they’ll get cocky and convene some sort of jihad something-or-other, out in the open and close together.

Then we’ll prune the orchard again.

It’s nature’s way. No sense in sitting there waiting for it.


8 posted on 09/10/2019 9:46:43 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: Zhang Fei

Kill as many as you can in a blitz, then get out.

Scott Adams said that would be a great place to test all our new drones and killer robots.

It really would be a great testing zone. From all those desks....far, far away.


9 posted on 09/10/2019 9:50:33 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Zhang Fei

The UN finds


10 posted on 09/11/2019 4:26:53 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: Bommer

Well that is an idea. An incredibly stupid ignorant evil idea...but an idea non the less.


11 posted on 09/11/2019 10:59:11 AM PDT by Valin
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To: Zhang Fei

As usual the UN is proclaiming now what everyone else has known all along. A useless entity that serves no honest purpose.


12 posted on 09/11/2019 11:03:27 AM PDT by caww
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