𝐀𝐥-𝐐𝐚.𝐞𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

𝐀𝐥-𝐐𝐚.𝐞𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

🔺Al-Mirsaad, a media outlet 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 (𝐆𝐃𝐈) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐥 𝐐𝐚.𝐞𝐝𝐚, released a three-minute video commemorating the death anniversary of OBL, the founder of Al Q.aeda.

▪️The video, available in multiple languages including Persian, Pashto, Arabic, Urdu, English, Turkish, and Uzbek, also honors OBL’s allegiance to the Taliban.

🔺𝐀𝐥 𝐐𝐚.𝐞𝐝𝐚 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

▪️An estimated 16,000 members of Al Qa.eda are currently in #Afghanistan. The organization has re-established militant training camps and is collaborating with the Taliban in various illicit enterprises such as drug trafficking, mining, and smuggling.

▪️The profits from these operations are being funneled to support global jihadist movements.

🔺𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐥 𝐐𝐚.𝐞𝐝𝐚

▪️The Taliban provides extensive logistical support to Al Qa.eda and grants access to its extensive network of illicit activities.

▪️The Taliban’s backing has allowed Al Qa.eda to seize control of significant drug smuggling routes, which were previously used by the Taliban to fund their insurgency against the former Afghan government.

🔺𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐭 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬

▪️Over the past two years, Al Qaeda has extracted approximately $195 million from Afghan mining operations, with a substantial portion directed to its own funding.

▪️These illicit profits, particularly from heroin and other drug trafficking, play a critical role in sustaining Al Qa.eda’s global operations.

🔺𝐀𝐥 𝐐𝐚𝐞𝐝𝐚 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧

▪️Al Qaeda has established multiple training camps in Ghazni, Laghman, Parwan, and Uruzgan provinces. Additionally, the group has set up weapon depots in Panjshir province, indicating a growing arsenal of military resources.

🔺𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐧’𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬

▪️Beyond Al Qaeda, the Taliban is also providing shelter and support to other militant groups, including the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), and Ansaarullah. This collaboration represents a broader effort to consolidate militant activities and create a network of alliances within the region.

—— The evolving relationship between the Taliban and Al Qa.eda poses a significant threat to regional stability and international security.

The combined resources and strategic alliances suggest an increasing capability to orchestrate and support global jihadist operations.

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