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Taliban declare they unaware of al-Qaida chief in Afghanistan – Occasions of India

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ISLAMABAD: The Taliban mentioned Thursday they’re investigating what they described as “claims” that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a US drone strike within the Afghan capital. Nevertheless, the group insisted in an announcement that it “has no data of the arrival and residence” of al-Zawahri in Afghanistan. The assertion marked the primary time the Taliban management addressed the US announcement that al-Zawahri was the goal of Sunday’s strike. Nevertheless, regardless of the Taliban denial of information of al-Zawahri’s presence, US officers have mentioned the al-Qaida head was staying at a Kabul secure home linked to the deputy chief of the Taliban. The strike killed al-Zawahri when he stepped out onto the secure home’s balcony. His presence in Kabul and the killing have additional strained relations between the Taliban and the West, notably as Afghanistan’s rulers search an pressing infusion of money to deal with the catastrophic collapse of the economic system that got here after the US withdrawal a yr in the past. The Taliban had promised within the Doha Settlement to not harbor al-Qaida members or these looking for to assault the US Within the accord, the US dedicated to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and to not assault the Taliban. On Tuesday, the Taliban’s first assertion on the strike solely confirmed it had taken place, with out mentioning al-Zawahri. In it, they condemned the strike as a “clear violation of … the Doha Settlement.” Within the new assertion Thursday, the Taliban gave the impression to be making an attempt to avert escalated tensions, notably at ta time after they and U.S. officers have been holding talks over $3.5 billion in Afghan property frozen in the USA. The Taliban mentioned they ordered “the investigative and intelligence businesses to conduct severe and complete investigations on numerous facets of the talked about occasion.” The assertion additionally assured the West “there isn’t a hazard from the territory of Afghanistan to any nation, together with America.” US officers have mentioned al-Zawahri had been staying for months on the Kabul dwelling of a high aide to Sirajuddin Haqqani. Haqqani is the highest deputy of the Taliban motion’s supreme chief, Mullah Haibatallah Akhundzada. He additionally serves as inside minister within the Taliban-run authorities and heads the Haqqani community, a robust faction throughout the motion. The Haqqani community is an Afghan Islamic rebel group, constructed across the household of the identical identify. Within the Nineteen Eighties, it fought Soviet forces and over the previous 20 years, it battled US-led Nato troops and the previous Afghanistan authorities. The US authorities maintains a $10 million bounty on Sirajuddin Haqqani for assaults on American troops and Afghan civilians. Nevertheless, the Haqqanis even have opponents throughout the Taliban management, a few of whom really feel Sirajuddin Haqqani is amassing an excessive amount of energy. Haqqani’s obvious sheltering of al-Zawahri may exacerbate frictions throughout the motion, although his energy within the management leaves him practically untouchable. No matter who knew about al-Zawhari’s presence in Afghanistan, the Taliban as an entire has by no means ended its longtime alliance with al-Qaida. The fear community has significantly diminished in manpower and energy the previous decade, making it extra reliant on allies just like the Taliban. Al-Qaida has loved larger freedom in Afghanistan because the Taliban takeover, in line with a July report back to the U.N. Safety Council by screens of militant teams. Nevertheless, the screens mentioned it’s unlikely al-Qaida will search to mount direct assaults outdoors Afghanistan, “owing to an absence of functionality and restraint on the a part of the Taliban, in addition to an unwillingness to jeopardize their latest good points” similar to having a secure haven and improved sources.

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