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Taliban To Look at US Declare, Says “No Trace” Of Al Qaeda Chief Killing – IHNS


Taliban leaders have remained largely tight-lipped regarding the Sunday drone strike. (File)

Islamabad:

The Taliban are investigating a US “declare” that al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike in Kabul, a Taliban official talked about on Thursday, indicating the group’s administration weren’t aware of his presence there.

The US killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone whereas he stood on a balcony at his Kabul hideout on Sunday, US officers talked about, inside the biggest blow to the terrorists since Osama bin Laden was shot ineffective larger than a decade up to now.

“The federal authorities and the administration wasn’t aware of what’s being claimed, nor any trace there,” Suhail Shaheen, the designated Taliban marketing consultant to the United Nations, who depends in Doha, suggested journalists in a message.

“Investigation is underway now to hunt out out regarding the veracity of the declare,” he talked about, together with that the outcomes of the investigation might be shared publicly.

Taliban leaders have remained largely tight-lipped regarding the Sunday drone strike and haven’t confirmed the presence or lack of lifetime of Zawahiri in Kabul.

Prime Taliban leaders have been holding extended discussions about methods to reply the US drone strike, three sources inside the group talked about.

How the Taliban react might need vital repercussions as a result of the group seeks worldwide legitimacy and entry to billions of {{dollars}} in frozen funds, following their defeat of a US-backed authorities a 12 months up to now.

Zawahiri, an Egyptian doctor, was intently involved inside the September 11, 2001, assaults on america and was considered one of many world’s most wanted males.

His lack of life in Kabul raises questions on whether or not or not he obtained sanctuary from the Taliban, who had assured america as part of a 2020 settlement on the withdrawal of US-led forces that they won’t harbour totally different terrorist groups.

Shaheen talked about the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – the determine the Taliban use for the nation and their authorities – was devoted to the settlement, signed inside the Qatari capital, Doha.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about the Taliban had “grossly violated” the settlement by web internet hosting and sheltering Zawahiri.

(Other than the headline, this story has not been edited by IHNS staff and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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