An Unholy Alliance Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and Iran after drone strike eliminates Al-Qaeda Leader

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • How Iran is Partnering With Al-Qaeda to Expand its Terror Network, And What That Means for the US
  • The US drone strike that eliminated al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri could also have put into motion an even more dangerous phase in the global war on terror – one with Iran at the helm.
  • “One might not expect that the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, that’s a Shia revolutionary regime, would partner with a Sunni terrorist group,” says Amb. Nathan Sales, former ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism under the Trump administration.
  • Iran’s connection to al-Qaeda dates back to the early 1990s when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard helped Osama bin Laden run jihadist training camps in Sudan.
  • The regime also offered safe haven to al-Qaeda leadership fleeing Afghanistan in the wake of 9-11.
  • “Al-Qaeda and Iran have common enemies. They both hate the United States. They both hate Israel. They both hate Saudi Arabia and the other Sunni Gulf monarchies. If al-Qaeda is mounting terrorist attacks against all or any of those organizations, that advances Iran strategic objectives, and it does so in a way that’s deniable,” Sales explains.
  • “Now that the Taliban is back in business and providing safe haven to senior al-Qaeda figures as we saw with Ayman al Zawahiri, who was living in the heart of downtown Kabul, presumably under Taliban protection

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