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Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan seeking merger with Al-Qaeda to increase influence: UNSC

Banned Islamabad-based terrorist group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is seeking a merger with global Sunni pan-Islamic terrorism group Al-Qaeda to form an umbrella organization to provide a haven to all terrorist groups operating in South Asia. Used to be. A report submitted to the UN Security Council on July 25 has warned. UN member states have expressed concern that TTP terrorists will link with various foreign terrorist organizations, and seek a merger with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).

According to the report on global operations of al-Qaeda and Islamic State (ISIS), TTP shares “close and symbiotic” ties with the Afghan Taliban and regional allies to expand its terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Seeking merger with ) said the UN Security Council’s Analytical Assistance and Sanctions Monitoring Team. While al-Qaeda has an estimated 400 fighters in Afghanistan, its affiliate, al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has an estimated 200 fighters led by AQIS’s emir, Osama Mahmud.

Based on a UN state internal investigation and assessment, which requested anonymity, the report revealed that al-Qaeda is “shaping AQIS to spread its operations” in Jammu and Kashmir, Bangladesh and Myanmar. “. It continued that “some limited elements of AQIS are poised to join or cooperate with the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISIL-K).”
The report, presented on Friday, July 28, said, “Some [UN] member states have expressed concern that the TTP may provide an umbrella under which many foreign groups operate, or may interfere with the Taliban’s efforts to control Might as well unite to survive.”

The explosive report was compiled by a UN committee involved in monitoring global terrorist activities and was backed by Pakistan’s complaint that since Kabul fell to the hardline faction Taliban and ousted the militant group TTP. It has extended its influence throughout the region. US military. “One member state noted the possibility of [al-Qaeda] and TTP merging. It assessed that [al-Qaeda] is guiding the TTP for increasing attacks within Pakistan,” the report said. It outlined recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, warning that the TTP was focusing on “high-value targets” in border areas and “easier targets” in urban areas to launch its attacks.

It underlined that there would no longer be a distinction between Al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Khorasan, TTP and other terrorist groups as the association would become “blurred”. The report warned states that their fighters “identify with more than one group” and that “people also have a tendency to gravitate towards the dominant or emerging power.” “The relationship between the Taliban and both al-Qaeda and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) remains strong and symbolic,” said another document prepared by the UN Sanctions Monitoring Team. It added, “Many terrorist groups have more freedom of maneuver under de facto Taliban authority.”