New Delhi: The US State Division on Friday mentioned that terrorist teams Taliban and Haqqani Community are two separate entities regardless of there being shut hyperlinks between them.
When requested throughout a press briefing to share info relating to the safety of Kabul airport with the Taliban and whether or not it was prolonged to the Haqqani Community. US State Division spokesperson Ned Worth mentioned that these have been two separate entities.
Although Ned Worth has denied any connections, it’s reported that the Taliban and the Haqqani Community share robust hyperlinks. The US first designated the Haqqani Community as a terrorist organisation in 2012.
Based on an ANI report, the Nationwide Counter-terrorism Middle mentioned the Haqqanis “is considered the most lethal and sophisticated terror group targeting US, Coalition, and Afghan forces” and added that the Haqqani Community was thought of a terrorist group “because of its involvement in the Afghan insurgency, attacks on US military and civilian personnel and Western interests in Afghanistan, and because of its ties to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.”
The New York Instances reported, Pakistani protege Khalil Haqqani, who’s now one of many new rulers of Afghanistan, has a USD 5 million reward because the US designated him a terrorist 10 years in the past. He’s additionally an everyday customer to Pakistan’s army headquarters in Rawalpindi. He’s identified to the American intelligence because the Taliban emissary to Al Qaeda.
Khalil Haqqani turned up in Kabul final week as their new chief of safety, armed with an American-made M4 rifle, a safety squad wearing American fight gear.
Douglas London, a former CIA counter-terrorism chief for South and Southwest Asia mentioned that the connection between the Pakistanis and the Haqqani was indeniable and indispensable to the Taliban takeover.
The Taliban, Haqqani Community, and Al Qaeda are intertwined in Afghanistan, with the Taliban integrating Haqqani Community leaders and terrorists with Al Qaeda hyperlinks into its command construction. Furthermore, the splinter group of ISIS, the IS – Khorasan or ISIS-Ok who had claimed Kabul airport blast, has lengthy clashed with the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, claiming Taliban rule is illegitimate.
The US has relied upon the Taliban to keep up safety checkpoints round Kabul’s airport. It’s noteworthy, that the Central Command chief Normal Frank McKenzie on Thursday mentioned that the US would proceed to ask the Taliban to help with safety, saying he hadn’t seen proof the Taliban let the assault happen.