Al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist group, has reportedly been carrying out its operations with “increased freedom of movement” throughout a now Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in the wake of the horrendously handled pull out of the country last summer that was ordered by Democrat President Joe Biden, which ended up causing a large number of casualties for personnel of the U.S. military.
This most recent revelation was uncovered in the wake of the release of a new report just last month from U.N. experts to the U.N. Security Council.
“The relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda remains close, with the latter celebrating the former’s success and renewing its pledge of allegiance to [Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada],” stated the recent report. “Member State assessments thus far suggest that Al-Qaeda has a safe haven under the Taliban and increased freedom of action. Ayman al-Zawahiri has issued more frequent recorded messages since August, and there is now proof of life for him as recently as February 2022.”
This new report also highlights that another two major Islamic terror groups are also operating alive and well throughout Afghanistan, such as ISIS-K, which “has financial resources and has grown in strength through prison releases and new recruitments.” The new report goes on to talk about the Haqqani Network as being by far the “most successful” in garnering favor with the Taliban and the most “influential” of the various terror groups.
It went on to say that Al-Qaeda was quite “pleased with developments in Afghanistan” and that the terror group– which is infamously responsible for the horrid 9/11 terror attack against the U.S., which is known as the most deadly terror attack in history — has made use of Biden’s horrendously failed pullout from the country in order “to attract new recruits and funding and inspire Al-Qaeda affiliates globally.”
“Going forward, Al-Qaeda appears free to pursue its objectives, short of international attacks or other high-profile activity that could embarrass the Taliban or harm their interests,” continued the U.N. report. “These objectives are likely to include recruitment, training, fundraising and al-Zawahiri’s video communications. It is assessed that Al-Qaeda is focused on reorganizing itself in the short-to-medium term with the ultimate objective of continuing its idea of global jihad. While Al-Qaeda is reportedly aware of the need to avoid embarrassing the Taliban, it is noteworthy that when Taliban authorities were pressing to receive humanitarian support from the United Nations, Al-Qaeda did not soften its tone regarding the United Nations or its future intentions to mount attacks against Western targets.”