Taliban-Al Qaeda relations
August 25, 2022
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Killing Could be a Blessing in Disguise for the Taliban
By Saman Rizwan
The high-profile killing is a rude awakening call for the Taliban to reconsider their ties with al-Qaida – and could empower less hardline elements of the ruling group.
August 03, 2022
US Strike Shows Afghanistan Still Terror Base
By Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller, Nomaan Merchant, and Lolita C. Baldor
That al-Qaida chief al-Zawahiri was living in Kabul and not in rural Afghanistan shows the extent of protection he enjoyed from the Taliban regime.
August 02, 2022
US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul
By Catherine Putz
It’s difficult to believe that the Taliban were unaware of al-Zawahiri living in a safe house in the middle of Kabul.
April 06, 2022
Al-Qaida Leader Circulates Video; Dispels Rumor of His Death
By Kathy Gannon
Rumors of the death of Ayman al-Zawahri have persistently circulated, but a new video appears to dispel those rumors.
June 16, 2020
The Taliban and al-Qaeda: Enduring Partnership or Liability?
By Saurav Sarkar
Can the Taliban really be expected to sever all ties with al-Qaeda?
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