23 august 2019

Even in the midst of Afghan peace talks, the Taliban still deny al-Qaida was behind 9/11


The United States is in the midst of peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could lead to a deal to withdraw American troops from the country in return for the Taliban disavowing al-Qaida. But in an interview this week, the Taliban's top spokesperson claimed that al-Qaida was not the perpetrator of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 in the United States — the act of terrorism that prompted the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and sparked a conflict that has lasted almost two decades. "It [...]