In Taliban’s Afghanistan, opportunity for Al Qaeda, ISIS

Posted on AllSides August 27th, 2021
From The Center
Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, ISIS
Reuters

As it negotiated its exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. relied, in part, on Taliban pledges to curb terrorism. The Kabul attack underscores experts’ doubts about the militants’ abilities, and intentions.

Twenty-five years ago, when the Taliban first took power in Afghanistan, the militants held a press conference to declare their opposition to terrorism and spreading radical Islam.

“Regarding international terrorism, we are totally against that,” Mohammed Stanakzai, then deputy foreign minister of the Taliban’s provisional government, said in October 1996, vowing to “punish” any troublemakers, according to news accounts.

Yet...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

Christian Science Monitor

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
110132/85820
See full bias rating for Christian Science Monitor
Learn about media bias
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2021/0827/In-Taliban-s-Afghanistan-opportunity-for-Al-Qaeda-ISIS

More News about World from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right