How a deadly raid shows al Qaeda retains global reach under Taliban ‘protection’

A recent article shows the close ties between the Taliban and al Qaeda, and states that al Qaeda might be a mere 18 months away from having the ability to strike the West, report Nick Paton Walsh and Evan Perez for CNN.

Terrorists from al Qaeda are hidden by the Taliban in return for training, fund-raising and bomb-making. The group is gaining strength, and there is speculation that the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be an excuse for new attacks.

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