Zawahiri’s Killing Caps Off an Awful Year Under the Taliban

Zawahiri’s Killing Caps Off an Awful Year Under the Taliban
Taliban leaders attend a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2022 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).

One year after the Taliban seized power in Kabul, the situation in Afghanistan is—in a word—worse. Now, the killing of al-Qaida’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a U.S. drone attack has raised renewed concerns that the Taliban are providing sanctuary to the terrorist group, which could have grave implications for the country’s future.

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