Taliban maintain contacts with Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups in Afghanistan
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The radical Taliban movement, which has seized power in Afghanistan, maintains close contacts with the terrorist groups Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, the chief of the external relations office of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front, opposed to the Taliban, Ali Maisam Nazary, told TASS.
“The Taliban’s contacts with international terrorism remain. The Taliban are simply unable to break these ties, because they give the terrorists a chance to acquire legitimacy. All expectations the Taliban will break with extremist groups are absolutely groundless,” he said.
“The Taliban furnish support for terrorist groups and make them stronger every day. At the moment, there are no clear delimitation lines among the Taliban, Al Qaeda and the Islamic State,” he added.
The militia’s spokesman said the recent killings of Afghan public figures and politicians, as well as terrorist attacks in Afghanistan had been committed by Taliban militants operating in Islamic State members’ disguise.
“The terrorists from the Taliban, the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda may bear different names and have different covers, but ideologically they are all the same,” Nazary said.
Also, the National Resistance Front’s spokesman stressed that the Taliban preserved tight contacts with the terrorist organization Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the extremist group Jamaat Ansarullah, banned in Tajikistan. “The Taliban’s close contacts with international terrorists threaten not only Central Asian countries, but the whole world,” Nazary concluded.