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UN Report Says Taliban Continues to Maintain Relations with Al Qaeda

02 Jun 2020 The Killid Group

The Taliban has continued to maintain its close ties to al-Qaeda despite promises it made to the United States to cut ties with al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, the UN said Monday. The relations between the Taliban and al-Qaeda, particularly its Haqqani Network, remain close, and are rooted in “friendship, a history of shared struggle, ideological sympathy and intermarriage,” the report read. “The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaida during negotiations with the United States and offered guarantees that it would honour their historical ties. Al-Qaida has reacted positively to the agreement, with statements from its acolytes celebrating it as a victory for the Taliban’s cause and thus for global militancy,” the report further read. The United States and the Taliban signed a historic agreement on Saturday, February 29, which would lead to the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and would pave the way for the intra-Afghan talks to end the longest-running war in the country. READ ALSO: U.S.-Taliban Peace Deal Ultimately Signed in Doha As part of the peace pact, the Taliban promised not to allow al-Qaeda, Daesh or any other militant group to operate in the areas they control. The post UN Report Says Taliban Continues to Maintain Relations with Al Qaeda appeared first on The Killid Group.

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