CNN's Ward: Taliban 'Collaborating' with al-Qaeda, Raises Question of How You Deal with Lesser-Known Terrorists

CNN’s Ward: Taliban ‘Collaborating’ with al-Qaeda, Raises Question of How You Deal with Lesser-Known Terrorists


On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward reported that an official told CNN that “senior Haqqani Taliban figures were not only aware of” al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul, but “even took steps in the aftermath of the strike to try to conceal the fact that he was there, to try to restrict access to the house where the strike took place, and also to relocate his family.” And this raises the question of “What happens when other individuals emerge potentially who are not perhaps as well-known to intelligence officials or who are not necessarily on the radar internationally in the same way?”

Ward stated, “[W]hat I think is still somewhat shocking about this, Anderson, is that when we

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