Taliban: We Never Promised to Cut Ties with al-Qaeda

Taliban: We Never Promised to Cut Ties with al-Qaeda

A spokesman for the Taliban terror group implied to Afghanistan’s Tolo News on Monday the jihadist organization “maintains ties with al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.”

Tolo News raised the issue of the Taliban’s alleged ties to the Islamist terror group al-Qaeda during an interview with Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on July 12. Mujahid said that an agreement between the Taliban, the legitimate government of Afghanistan, and the administration of President Donald Trump never required the Taliban to cut ties to the group.

“Nowhere in the agreement has it been mentioned that we have or don’t have ties with anyone,” Mujahid asserted, responding to a long list of evidence that the Taliban continued to associate with al-Qaeda following negotiations with Washington.

Speaking directly to Mujahid, the Afghan news site recalled that “Abdul Mohsin al Mesri, the number 2 of al Qaeda, was killed in Andar district in Ghazni,

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