Pakistan and its intelligence service have more influence over the Afghan next year, the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan has become more That echoes the Taliban's statements before and after 9/11 that al-Qaeda . Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader who fought with mujahideen groups against the Pakistani religious schools send reinforcements to the Taliban. . Karzai says Afghanistan is turning a new page in relations with United States. So-called Islamic State, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda are all radical jihadist groups, but The group was founded in in Pakistan by Osama Bin Laden and movements that have little connection with one another. al qaeda.
It is still serving as an umbrella organization and incubator of various terrorist groups. It has not shown, neither in word nor in action, that it has denounced Al Qaeda and cut its ties with all terrorist organizations. Any other portrayal of this group is pure myth and a political convenience. While the approach and organization of the two groups may be different but essentially the Taliban movement share the same religious ideology and world view as IS. ISKP is a mixture of disenchanted Taliban and various jihadi groups members with a flavor of various regional intelligence projects.
The Taliban, to date, lack a coherent anti-Daesh campaign whereas Afghan forces have killed at least three ISKP emirs, and dozens of its deputies and mid-ranking commanders. In fact — the Taliban have pooled resources and joined hands with ISKP in certain parts of Afghanistan - especially in the north and north eastern parts of the country to fight Afghan forces.
The Taliban and Regional Terrorist Groups The Taliban movement continues to serve as an umbrella organization for regional terrorist groups from Pakistan i. These groups bring critical skill set and resources to the Taliban leadership and battlefield that includes explosive making, effective command and control - and above all - extortion through organized crime.
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One third of the strength of Taliban fighters on various battlefields are foreign fighters from a mixture of these groups. This was the case when the Taliban regime was in power in the s and they used these groups in battles against the former recognized government of Afghanistan led by former President Burhannuddin Rabbani. Today, Pakistani, Arab, Central Asian, Russia and Chinese terrorist groups who are fighting in Afghanistan provide critical skill sets, i.
On the contrary, the foreign fighters are merely transit fighters, many of whom will jump at the first opportunity of waging jihad and attacking targets in their countries of origin, except for Pakistani fighters who are almost state-sanctioned. The Cost of the Taliban Returning to Power Taliban have not yet demonstrated, in word or action, that they have cut ties with Al Qaeda; no longer serve as an umbrella and incubator to regional and global terrorist organizations and will not serve as another Hezbollah type proxy group to Russia and Iran.
Therefore, any effort of legitimization of this group as an indigenous insurgent group with no agenda beyond Afghan borders is an exercise in futility because their return to power would embolden their terrorist allies and reinforce their conservative Islamic view of the world. This essentially means we are back to ground-zero and that the sacrifices of US, NATO and Afghans in blood and national-treasure were in vein.
To avoid such a scenario, the United States together with Afghans needs to reach consensus on three major points: The Taliban movement must publicly cut ties with Al Qaeda and other terrorist group and remove their fighters from the ranks. Maintain military pressure on the Taliban until they agree to a genuine political settlement. Any measures short of these actions will only serve to emboldened Islamic terrorist groups, aid in the resurgence of Al Qaeda, and lead to a possible civil war in Afghanistan with the current Afghan government and security forces in disarray and a party to it.
Time and credible action are of essence here.
Two are American citizens. Massoud dies from his wounds several days later. Washington blames bin Laden and al-Qaeda for the attacks. General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, pledges support for US efforts to arrest bin Laden and appeals to his nation for support. Taliban supporters mount demonstrations. September 20, - George Bush, the then US president, calls on the Taliban to hand over bin Laden and all other al-Qaeda leaders, close its terrorist training camps, or face the consequences.
September 22, - Fighting begins between the Northern Alliance and the Taliban. October 6, - Bush warns the Taliban that "time was running out" unless they gave up "terrorist" suspects. US and British forces begin intense bombing of the Taliban's air defence installations and airport-based command centres. October 19, - Mullah Mohammad Omar's headquarters near Kandahar are attacked in the first acknowledged action by US ground forces. November 13, - Taliban forces abandon the capital Kabul and Northern Alliance forces take control of the city.
Hamid Karzai, an Afghan tribal leader, is chosen to head an interim government by delegates in Bonn, Germany. The Taliban officially capitulates.
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But pro-Taliban fighters continue to stage almost daily attacks on government buildings, US bases and aid workers. The constitution grants equality for men and women and defines the country as an "Islamic Republic".
Hamid Karzai is elected president of Afghanistan. After a spate of Taliban suicide bombings and other attacks, Operation Mount Thrust is launched, deploying more than 10, Afghan and coalition forces in the south.
Nato troops take over military operations in southern Afghanistan from the US-led coalition. In September, it launches the largest attack in its year history. The Taliban fights back with renewed strength.
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Suicide bombings and roadside attacks become more frequent and more deadly; nearly are reported to have died from such violence in August and September.
The Taliban kills one of a group of 23 South Korean hostages after their demands for a prisoner exchange are not met with a positive response by the Afghan government.
About 80 people are killed and nearly injured when a suicide bomber attacks a crowd watching dogfight near Kandahar.