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UN Report: Al-Qaida Flourishing in Taliban-Run Afghanistan, May Regain Capabilities to Launch “Long-Distance” Terror Attacks Soon

UN Report: Al-Qaida Flourishing in Taliban-Run Afghanistan, May Regain Capabilities to Launch “Long-Distance” Terror Attacks Soon

Afghanistan “could once again become a base for international terrorist attacks after the withdrawal of US and Nato troops last year.”

Ten months after President Joe Biden oversaw the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, al-Qaida is once again flourishing in the Taliban-ruled “Islamic Emirate,” a news report released by the United Nations found.

Al-Qaida is not the only jihadi group spreading its deadly wings in Afghanistan. The Islamic State (ISIS), which become a terrorist group with global reach under President Barack Obama’s watch, is building a stronghold in the Taliban-run country. According to the UN document, “International concern is building over the presence of al-Qaida, IS and ‘many other terrorist groups and fighters on Afghan soil,'” the German public broadcaster DW News reported this week.

The UN report also noted that the Taliban regime maintained ties with al-Qaida. “The report states that Taliban officials have retained links with al-Qaida, and the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahri is reportedly present in eastern Afghanistan,” the German news outlet added.

Given al-Qaida’s new-found “increased freedom of action” under the Taliban rule, the jihadi group could be able to stage terrorist operations outside Afghanistan in coming years, the report warned.

The UK daily Guardian reported the alarming findings of the UN report:

Al-Qaida has a haven in Afghanistan under the Taliban and “increased freedom of action” with the potential of launching new long-distance attacks in coming years, a UN report based on intelligence supplied by member states says.

The assessment, by the UN committee charged with enforcing sanctions on the Taliban and others that may threaten the security of Afghanistan, will raise concerns that the country could once again become a base for international terrorist attacks after the withdrawal of US and Nato troops last year. (…)

Though al-Qaida has been overshadowed by the violence of Islamic State in recent years, it remains a potential threat with a presence in parts of south Asia, the Middle East and the Sahel. Several dozen al-Qaida senior leaders are based in Afghanistan, as well as affiliated groups such as al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent. (…)

An undisclosed number of al-Qaida members are reported to be living in Kabul’s former diplomatic quarter, where they may have access to meetings at the foreign affairs ministry, the report’s authors say, although they say this information is not confirmed.

The report also says a sudden spate of statements and communications from al-Qaida’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, suggests “he may be able to lead more effectively than was possible before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan”.

Al-Qaida, responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks, has not given up its declared goal of worldwide jihad and global Islamist domination.

When Taliban fighters swept through Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. military withdrawal in August 2021, al-Qaida renewed its call for the global Islamic jihad. The Taliban’s “victory demonstrates what the Islamic nation is capable of when it unites (and) proves that the way of jihad is the only way,” al-Qaida said in a statement in early September 2021. “It’s time for you to prepare for the next stage of the struggle,” the Islamic terror group added.

After the fall of Kabul in mid-August 2021, the Taliban established an Islamic regime based on the Iranian model, naming its long-time chief Hibatullah Akhundzada as its “Supreme Leader.” The terror militia imposed Sharia Law — mandating women to cover their faces and banning girls from attending school beyond the sixth grade.


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All is fine. Homeland Security assures us Libertarians and White Christians are the only groups who are a terrorist threat to the USA.

    Danny in reply to Oracle. | June 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    The only Afghans who enter the United States do so with permission of the government.

    I prefer the “screw em they aren’t allowed” here approach to “we need to import a million of them to help New York and California not lose population and keep Democrats in power and to prevent terrorism lets start killing a few hundred thousand of them”.

    Say no to military deployment to Afghanistan and letting Afghans in; all problems solved, no more muss killing by us and they could run their hell hole as they please.

I wonder how many hundreds or thousands of “sleeper” terrorists that grifting, senile retard let into the country during his disastrous withdrawal.

Stolen elections have dire consequences.

Meh. That’s why we have long-range bombers and cruise missiles. Destroy them from outside their ability to strike back. It’s a tough deal of the cards for the Afghans who just want to live their life and care for their families. They had 20 years to train, study, build a means of stopping the ‘Taliban’. It was a tough hand at Valley Forge as well so it can be done. Now it’s up to the Afghans to determine their own fate and accept the consequences of their choices.

    Danny in reply to CommoChief. | June 6, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Their ability to strike the United States is dependent on our immigration policy, not do we bomb a village and kill 1/5 of the population to take out a couple of terrorists.

      CommoChief in reply to Danny. | June 6, 2022 at 4:40 pm

      Our Embassies abroad are US Soil as well as US Citizens abroad are not impacted by US Immigration policy.

      IMO any attack on US Citizens regardless of location is deserving of a wholly disproportionate response that is so devastating it renders the ‘blame America first’ crowd speechless. If that’s only against a list of ‘usual suspects’ then so be it.

They can now do long-distance attacks? What have they been doing the last several years? They don’t have to send people from Afghanistan to America – they already have them here. We’ve had numerous cases of “inspired” attacks.

Also, what about the “long distance attacks” from wherever Soros lives?

    alaskabob in reply to GWB. | June 6, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    While the Dems demand US citizens cough up “weapons of war”….. There are several billion dollars of REAL weapons now in play everywhere in the world. Since Muslim prayer rugs have shown at the non-existent Southern border, plus other items….the stage is set. This isn’t new just…as the Dems have said in other areas…” Fortified”.

Can’t help but notice the M-16’s with which those Taliban darlings are armed. All thanks to Mr. Biden. “Heck of a job, Joe!”

“I did that!” – Fake President Brandon.

Stolen elections have consequences. A lot of them. All bad.

This is Obama’s third term. It’s been a great success – if you hate our nation.

    Quo Vadis in reply to | June 7, 2022 at 8:35 am

    See the real assault rifles Joe gave the terrorists. See the 60 billion he sent to arm the Ukrainians. He how he attacks our 2A right, that he freely gives to others.

Perhaps they will conceal themselves by caravanning in long lines of white Toyota trucks like during the Obama administration. When the beheadings of the infidels start, it must be white supremacy ?

So predictable, and so easy. Just get to Mexico, Then Slow Joe will let you in, probably give you a free phone and turn you loose.

And all of these Islamic supremacist/terrorist groups in Afghanistan are now operating with the benefit of $80 billion-plus of U.S. taxpayer-funded weaponry and materiel, generously gifted to them by idiotic dotard-marionette, “Big Guy” Biden, and the rest of the vile Dumb-o-crats who comprise his marionette handlers, chaperones and caretakers.