Afghanistan faces a significant threat, according to a UN Security Council assessment. According to the report, in October 2021, the son of assassinated al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden met with the Taliban. In recent history, terrorists in Afghanistan have never had such freedom.
According to the research, there is no evidence that the Taliban has taken any steps to curb foreign terrorists' activity in Afghanistan. Terrorist organizations, on the other hand, have more leeway there.
This Thursday, the UN Security Council's Sanctions Control Committee delivered its 29th report. The UN produces such a report twice a year in order to increase sanctions against terrorists from groups like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. According to a news website, Osama bin Laden's son visited Afghanistan in October to meet with Taliban leaders.
After a 20-year fight against terror, the United States withdrew its military from Afghanistan last year. Following this, the Taliban retook control of the area. Many of the terms of the US-Taliban agreement have not been met. As a result, countries other than China and Pakistan have refused to recognize the Taliban authority.
Following the Taliban's takeover in August 2021, the UN report examined the security situation in Afghanistan and adjacent countries. The relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban, according to the research, is well-known. The fact that Amin Muhammad ul-Haq Saam Khan, who oversaw Osama bin Laden's security, just returned to Afghanistan in late August is the latest indicator of this.
On the Taliban, Al Qaeda has kept a strategic silence. They have been deafeningly quiet since congratulating the Taliban in August, possibly to avoid jeopardizing the Taliban's bid for international legitimacy. Al-Qaeda now lacks the potential to carry out high-profile strikes in other countries, according to the assessment.