The Islamic Emirate's governor of Kabul, Mohammad Qassim Khalid, said that the US is behind Daesh and that the group is an American phenomenon.
In a special interview with TOLOnews, Khalid said that there are documents that he has that show the US has trained Daesh.
“The enemies do not want Afghanistan to be calm and so they create bias through various ways. Daesh is ... produced by the US,” he said. “… It is a fact that Daesh is an American phenomenon.”
Khalid also denied the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, co-founder and second leader of al-Qaeda in the capital city of Kabul, saying that there is no evidence to prove Zawahiri was killed in Kabul.
“The US claims that they eliminated Daesh in Afghanistan. The documents and evidence that would be valid for the media or between countries have not been provided by them,” he said.
Khalid also talked about land grabbing in Kabul, saying that 300,000 acres of land has been grabbed by various people.
“Around 150,000 acres of land is being assessed and around 100,000 acres of land have been identified,” he said.
He also urged the former Afghan officials and political leaders abroad to return to the country.