The Taliban has promised to sever connections with al Qaeda, however it seems that the extremist organization is increasing in size within Afghanistan.

The Taliban has promised to sever connections with al Qaeda, however it seems that the extremist organization is increasing in size within Afghanistan.

A recent report given to the United Nations Security Council revealed that Al Qaeda has set up eight fresh training facilities and continues to maintain multiple safe locations in Afghanistan. The report, created by a committee assigned by the council to monitor Al Qaeda, suggests that the Taliban has not kept their promise to the United States – stated in the Doha agreement – to cut off connections with the extremist group. It also states that the two groups still have a strong relationship.

According to the report, since the United States withdrew its forces in 2021, the Taliban has offered greater protection and assistance to al Qaeda members after reclaiming control over Afghanistan.

Based on the report given to the Security Council, the organization responsible for the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 has set up “up to eight additional facilities for training in Afghanistan, including four in Ghazni, Laghman, Parwan, and Uruzgan Provinces, along with a fresh location for storing weapons in the Panjshir Valley.”

According to the United Nations and the U.S. Justice Department, Sayf al-Adl is thought to be situated in Iran. They are offering a $10 million bounty for any details on his precise location.

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military continues to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan forces battling the terrorist group

One year following the Taliban’s capture of Kabul, the United States military remains engaged in conducting airstrikes to aid Afghan forces in their fight against the terrorist organization.

The death of Ayman al-Zawahri, the former leader of al Qaeda, was reported.

A drone attack was carried out in the diplomatic area of Kabul, targeting a guest house owned by the Taliban’s Interior Minister and the leader of the Haqqani network. Sirajuddin Haqqani.

The U.N. report cautions that al Qaeda’s top leaders are still present in the country and the group remains a danger in the region and possibly beyond. However, the report also states that according to its evaluation, the group is currently unable to carry out complex attacks from a distance.

peace process.

Experts suggest that al Qaeda is currently a significantly less formidable group compared to its previous state, and there is skepticism about the possibility of the Taliban condoning any actions that could hinder the progress towards peace. U.S. humanitarian support provided to Afghanistan

This is still crucial in avoiding a potential humanitarian disaster in the nation.

“Is it possible that there are training camps in Afghanistan? According to veteran regional analyst Torek Farhadi, there is a possibility. However, their ability to target areas beyond South Asia is limited. Farhadi stated that the Taliban is cautious not to allow such activities to thrive, as they maintain communication with U.S. officials.”

He stated that the United States is presently the biggest contributor to humanitarian aid in Afghanistan through the United Nations. This assistance has successfully prevented a worsening humanitarian situation in the country. The Taliban is aware of the valuable support provided by the U.S. and will not jeopardize this agreement.

The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reported on Tuesday that the global community has given a minimum of $2.9 billion in assistance to Afghanistan since August 2021, with $2.6 billion coming from the U.S. government.