Afghanistan needs another adversary so Al Qaeda has decided to show support to the Taliban. Al Qaeda appears to be interested in the southern provinces. The Taliban has been under a lot of pressure and this would be a welcome assist for them. The government of Afghanistan and their armed forces will have to contend with and overcome this unholy alliance. U.S. troops are not on the front line of this battle.
As First Appeared and Reported on Fox News:
The leader of Al Qaeda has reportedly backed Afghan Taliban in a move to boost the group’s efforts after President Barack Obama approved the expansion of the U.S. military’s role in battle-torn nation.
According to Reuters, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the he would “pledge allegiance” to Taliban guerrillas fighting in Afghanistan in an online audio recording.
“As leader of the Al Qaeda organization for jihad, I extend my pledge of allegiance once again, the approach of Osama to invite the Muslim nation to support the Islamic Emirate,” he said in a 14-minute recording.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mijahed told Bloomberg that the group is still waiting to receive confirmation from its top officials. “If confirmed, the endorsement will deliver brightness to our spirits and strengthen our jihad against U.S. invaders.”
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