“al Qaeda is Back!”

“The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle” Psalm 78:9

“America is back,” so is al Qaeda! — Osama bin Laden maybe dead but his organisation lives on! US most wanted Al Qaeda terrorist Khalil Haqqani resurfaces in Kabul alongside Taliban with $5million bounty on head.

The al Qaeda that terrorized New York and the World on September 11 IS BACK!!!

The Sun / Mmogen Braddick / Aug 21 2021

ONE of America’s most wanted terrorists with a $5million bounty on his head has reappeared in Kabul as Taliban leaders gather to map out the future of the war-torn country.

The Haqqanis have been blamed for some of the deadliest terror attacks across the world in recent years, claiming the lives of civilians, government officials and foreign forces.

Khalil Haqqani - one of America's most wanted terrorists - arrived in Kabul on Friday
al-Qaeda Khalil Haqqani, one of America’s most wanted terrorists, in Kabul.

They have been designated a foreign terrorist group by the United States – and the jihadists are also under United Nations sanctions.

Despite their reputation, they are expected to be powerful players in the new regime following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last week – casting doubts on the group’s pledge not to harbour terrorists.

Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani leading prayers at a mosque in Kabul in front of adoring fans

Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani, a leader of the Taliban affiliated Haqqani network, and a U.S.-designated terrorist with a five million dollar bounty, deliver his sermon to a large congregation at the Pul-I-Khishti Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.
Guarded by fighters wearing US uniforms and gear. Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani leading prayers at a mosque in Kabul in front of adoring fans.

According to the New York Times, Haqqani told the crowd on Friday: “Our first priority for Afghanistan is security. If there is no security, there is no life.

“We will give security, then we will give economy, trade, education for men and women. There will be no discrimination.”

Another key leader of the Haqqani network – Anas Haqqani – was also in the capital on Friday.

The shadowy group – one of the most powerful networks behind the Taliban’s rise to power – was formed by Jalaluddin Haqqani, who gained prominence in the 1980s as a hero of the anti-Soviet jihad.

Haqqani is a US-designated terrorist with a $5million dollar bounty on his head
Now free to preach, Khalil Haqqani is a US-designated terrorist with a new mission while carrying a US assault rifle.

At the time, he was a valuable CIA asset as the United States and its allies, such as Pakistan, funnelled arms and money to the mujahideen.

Following the Soviet withdrawal, Jalaluddin Haqqani forged close ties with foreign jihadists – including Osama bin Laden.

He later allied with the Taliban who took over Afghanistan in 1996, serving as a minister for the Islamist regime until it was overthrown by US-led forces in 2001.

The Haqqanis have a reputation for frequently using suicide bombers – including drivers in cars and trucks packed with huge amounts of explosives – and have carried out deadly assaults on major targets.

Taliban (or al-Qaeda?) fighters put on a show of force through the city of Qalat.

According to the US National Counterterrorism Center, Afghan forces intercepted a Haqqani truck in eastern Afghanistan in October 2013 that contained nearly 28 tonnes of explosives.

The Haqqanis have also hugely contributed to the Taliban’s fighting ranks.

They are the group’s “most combat-ready forces”, UN monitors said in a June report.

A British intelligence officer told VOA: “The fact we have Khalil al-Rahman Haqqani in charge of Kabul security is dismaying. 

British paratroopers try to control chaos at the Kabul Kamikaze Airport as women and children crushed in stampede to escape their new master, the Taliban.

“The Haqqani and Al Qaeda have a long history together, you could argue they are intertwined, and it is highly unlikely they will cut ties.”

And retired diplomat Ivor Roberts said putting the Haqqani network in charge of security is like the “fox being put in charge of a chicken coop”.

I create darkness; I create evil; I, the LORD, do all these things (Isaiah 45:7)

ISIS-K TERRORS

It comes as security experts warned the UK faces an “immediate” danger of a terror attack on the same scale as 9/11 after the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan. Now ISIS-K, who are they?

British counter terror officers feel the takeover could give al-Qaeda back the “ungoverned spaces” where Bin Laden plotted.

Former MI5 boss Lord Jonathan Evans told The Mirror: “If they get the opportunity to put down infrastructure to train and to operate then that will pose a threat to the West.

The Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, is a newly revived terrorist group.

“There’s also the psychological effect of the inspiration that some people will draw from the failure of Western power in Afghanistan.

“In practical terms and in terms of ungoverned space, but also in psychological terms, it probably means an increase in threat over the coming months and years.”

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan said: “There is the possibility of a 9/11 style spectacular, on government buildings, sports grounds, major targets.”

Ultimate insult? Taliban fighters mock iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo, posing in seized US military gear
“If you are an #American this should make your blood boil!!!” Taliban fighters mock iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo, posing in seized US military gear

He added: “If they cannot get the US, the UK remains a large target. 

“Freedom in Afghanistan, as we have seen with 9/11, will give them time and help to plan such an attack.”

Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? Amos 3:6

~ by Joel Huan on August 26, 2021.

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