A senior UN official has claimed that Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has maintained shut ties with the Afghan Taliban regardless of the latters assurance to the US to chop ties with the group.
“Senior figures stay in Afghanistan, in addition to lots of of armed operatives,” TOLO Information reported on Saturday citing Edmund Fitton-Brown, coordinator of the US monitoring group for IS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as saying at a webinar.
In line with Fitton-Brown, the Taliban consulted the Al Qaeda regularly through the peace negotiations with the US.
However in a message to TOLO Information, the Taliban rejected the UN official’s claims, saying sure intelligence teams had been attempting to disrupt peace in Afghanistan.
Beneath the US-Taliban peace settlement signed between the 2 in Doha on February 29, the Taliban dedicated to halt all types of ties with terrorist organisations together with Al Qaeda.