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Al Qaeda is back in Afghanistan; Taliban allows Osama's aide to return home

Visuals of Muhammad Amin ul Haq returning home in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan were viral on social media.

Taliban allows Osama's aide Amin ul Haq to return home-VPN
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Kabul, First Published Aug 30, 2021, 4:54 PM IST
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Taliban once against exposed their double-speak on terrorism when slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's aide Muhammad Amin ul Haq was released from prison by the new occupiers of Afghanistan.

Visuals of Muhammad Amin ul Haq returning home in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan were viral on social media.

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Ever since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan's capital Kabul, there had been speculation that Al Qaeda and its affiliates would re-emerge in the country.

Muhammad Amin ul Haq's release comes amid the widely reported nexus between the Taliban and the Haqqani Network, the Jaish-e-Mohammad and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

After taking over the reins of Afghanistan, the Taliban emptied prisons across the country and set free hundreds of Al Qaeda operatives. 

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The Haqqani Network, which is a designated global terrorist outfit, openly roams the streets of Kabul.

Muhammad Amin ul Haq, who is around 80 years old, had left Nangarhar after Taliban militia swept through the province. Now, the Taliban have allowed him to return to Nangarhar. The province is known to have a number of Jaish-e-Mohammad camps.

Muhammad Amin ul Haq, who fought Soviet forces during the 1980s and was part of the Afghan delegation which travelled to Sudan in 1996 to bring Osama to Afghanistan, was arrested in 2008, but let off in 2011.

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