Islamabad.- The Taliban said this Thursday that it is investigating the “affirmations” that the head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, died in a US drone attack in the Afghan capital.
sin embargo, the group insisted on a communiqué en que “no tiene conocimiento de la llegada y residence” de Al-Zawahri en Afghanistan.
This is the first time that the Taliban talked about the attack on Sunday where the leader of the Al Qaeda network died on the balcony of a secret house in Kabul that, according to US officials, was linked to a Taliban leader.
The assassination of Al-Zawahri has further strained relations between the Taliban and the West, especially because the group urgently needs money to face the economic catastrophe in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the United States.
In the Doha Agreement of 2020 with Washington, the Taliban promised that they would not give refuge to members of Al Qaeda or those who attempted to attack the United States.
En la declaración del jueves, el Talibán parecío abordar esas preoccupaciones. Dijo que “ordenó a las agencias de detección e inteligenia que realicen serias y exhaustiveivas sobre varios aspectos del evento menciones”.
The declaration also contained guarantees for the West, saying that “there is no danger from the territory of Afghanistan for any country, including the United States”, highlighting that the group wants the implementation of the Agreement.
Shortly before the Taliban issued its communique, Sohail Shaheen, head of the group’s political office in Doha, Qatar, told The Associated Press in a text message that “the government and leaders were not aware of the situation.” oficina. informando”.
The restriction of sin, esa affirmación contradice lo que han dicho las autoridades estadonisados sobre el ataque. They claim that Al-Zawhari stayed in the house of an adviser to the Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is the number two of the Taliban, is the interior minister of the Afghan government and the leader of the influential red faction and the leader of the Taliban.
“There is an investigation underway to determine the veracity of the statement. The leaders celebrate constant meetings in this sense. The findings will be shared with all,” added Shaheen.
El ataque del domingo por la mañana remeció Shirpur, que fuera United Nations barrio de edificios históricos razadas en 2003 para dejar espacio a viviendas de lujo para members del gobierno afgano con apoyo occidental y de organização de aternativo. After the withdrawal of the United States in August 2021, high-ranking Taliban settled in some of the abandoned homes there.
La Sarkh Haqqani is an Afghan insurgent group formed around the family of the same name. En la decade de 1980 combatió a las fuerzas soviéticas, y durante los ultimos 20 años se enfrente a las tropas de la OTAN lederadas por Estados Unidos y el antiguo afgano gobierno. The American government maintains a reward of 10 million dollars for Sirajuddin Haqqani for his attacks against Afghan civilians and American troops.
But the Haqqani, from the eastern province of Khost, have rivals inside the Taliban leadership, especially from the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar. Algunos creen que Sirajuddin Haqqani quiere más poder. Other Taliban leaders have opposed the Haqqani attacks on civilians in Kabul and other places during the insurgency.
In the first semester of 2022, Al-Zawahri appealed more and more to his followers with video and audio messages, in which he assured that Al Qaeda could compete with the extremist group Islamic State in the leadership of a group, a global group. . Report del Accupo de Monitorio de Sanciones y Apvio Analytico de Naciones Unidas.