The Taliban need help to break their al-Qaida ties

The Taliban need help to break their al-Qaida ties

The Taliban need help to break their al-Qaida ties Michael Semple The west should offer the pragmatic wing of the Taliban an alternative to al-Qaida’s armed struggle

Deadly Cooperation: The Shifting Ties Between Al-Qaeda and

Now the Taliban does not rely on al-Qaeda nor does it need al-Qaeda’s support for its insurgency. Al-Qaeda gains more from the relationship, not least of all a role in the insurgency in Afghanistan and an alternative to the Islamic State that it can promote to discredit its former ally.

Bin Laden files show al-Qaida and Taliban leaders in close

Western intelligence officials estimate that there are less than 100 al-Qaida-linked fighters in Afghanistan, and last year the United Nations split its sanctions list to separate the Taliban and

A new test for Taliban and al-Qaeda ties – Washington Post

“Our intelligence indicates the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda was between Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden, not the organizations,” said one U.S. military official in Kabul.

Designations highlight Taliban’s longstanding ties to al Qaeda

Aminullah’s ties with al Qaeda and Pakistani jihadist groups has been established nearly a decade ago. It is no surprise that at least one of his deputies (Maulawi Inayatullah) provides support for al Qaeda and Pakistani jihadist groups. The Taliban is seeded with leaders such as Aminullah and Inayatullah, whose ties with al Qaeda run deep.

Afghanistan: The Taliban’s Break With Al Qaeda – Stratfor

The Taliban leadership knows it paid a heavy price — its regime — for its unwillingness to part ways with al Qaeda. The Taliban leaders have also noted that al Qaeda has lost appeal among the locals and realizes that if they do not change, they could be sidelined by more pragmatic elements.

Central Asian Jihadists Under Al Qaeda’s And Taliban’s

In my opinion, the controversy over the continuation or termination of al Qaeda’s and Taliban’s strategic ties in Afghanistan, as well as the allegation of a quarrel between al Qaeda and Hayat

The Taliban affirm their alliance with al-Qaida: Afghan

The absence of Taliban commentary on al-Qaida led apologists for the Taliban to argue they had abandoned al-Qaida and were just Afghan nationalists or Pashtun warriors fighting a foreign occupation.

Osama bin Laden: Taliban may cut al Qaeda ties – SFGate

The death of Osama bin Laden is expected to spark debate within the Afghan Taliban about their ties to al-Qaida, a union the U.S. insists must end if the Afghan insurgents want to talk peace. less

What is the relationship between Taliban and Al-Qaeda? – Quora

Their relationship has evolved over time, so it hasn’t remained static, as often portrayed in the media. The Taliban, contrary to popular perception, also did not invite Osama Bin Laden to Afghanistan.

Afghan Taliban likely to rethink ties to al-Qaida | The

Osama bin Laden’s death is likely to revive a debate within the Afghan Taliban about their ties to al-Qaida – a union the U.S. insists must end if the insurgents want to talk peace.

Taliban: Relationship with al-Qaeda – Pictures, News and

May 20, 2011 · The exact nature of the Taliban’s relationship with al-Qaeda following the September 11 attacks remains unclear. In May 2011, U.S. forces staged a raid on a safe house in Pakistan where bin Laden was believed to be hiding.