TAWDE KHABARE: UN Report on Taliban Discussed
A UN report released on Friday states that the Taliban has failed to fulfill one of the core parts of the US-Taliban agreement, namely that it would break ties with al-Qaeda. The agreement was signed in February in Doha, Qatar, after months of negotiations.
Al-Qaeda has 400 to 600 operatives active in 12 Afghan provinces and is running training camps in the east of the country, according to the report.
“The Taliban regularly consulted with Al-Qaeda during negotiations with the United States and offered guarantees that it would honor their historical ties,” the report states.
Al-Qaeda has "reacted positively" to the agreement, with statements from its adherents "celebrating it as a victory for the Taliban’s cause and thus for global militancy," the UN report said.
In this episode host Nemat Rawan discusses the topic with the following guests:
Jamal Nasir Osole, political analyst
Azizullah Fazli, adviser to the Ministry of Peace in Government Affairs
Sediq Mansour Ansari, head of civil society federation