The killing of al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul by a U.S. drone strike confirmed Washington’s interests in the region and the Taliban’s policy to host terrorist organisations’ high-ranking leaders in the country, which has become a “safe heaven” for different jihadist groups.
The recent al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist attack against the Southern Separatist Forces in Yemen demonstrated the group’s capabilities and its possible influence in regional geopolitical dynamics and security.
Eurasia tra interessi geopolitici e minacce alla sicurezza. Il commento di Daniele Garofalo e Riccardo Valle
Nel quadro del Webinar “Sicurezza e minaccia terroristica nello scacchiere geopolitico euroasiatico” il Dott. Daniele Garofalo e il Dott. Riccardo Valle hanno illustrato quali siano le minacce jihadiste imminenti nella regione dell’Eurasia e quali potrebbero essere gli sviluppi futuri alla luce degli eventi recenti in Afghanistan.
The National Directorate of Security of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reported that Afghan security forces killed a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), Mohammad Hanif. Despite the Taliban has often denied their involvement with al-Qaeda, latest military operations have underlined how strong is the presence and penetration of the terrorist organisation in Afghanistan.
The White House confirmed the killing of Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Ayman al-Zawahiri’s right-hand man. Donald Trump commented on this event, stating that eliminating al-Raymi is a message for AQAP and the international terrorism network. It is a step forward to defeating terrorism in the MENA region.