In Their Own Words:
Afghans chose the Taliban. They had been fighting the occupation for 20 years, and the Taliban won. What’s wrong with that?Aug, 27, 2021
Western news outlets focus on U.S. military efforts to stop the group due to its ties to al-Qaeda, including the U.S.’s role in striking al-Shabab militantsErnesto Lodono and Scott Wilson, “U.S. strikes al-Shabab in Somalia and captures bombing suspect in Libya,” Washington Post, October 6, 2013, http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-navy-seals-raid-al-shabab-leaders-somalia-home-in-response-to-nairobi-attack/2013/10/05/78f135dc-2e0c-11e3-8ade-a1f23cda135e_story.html. and in launching the drone strike that killed Godane.Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Jeffrey Gettleman, “Strikes Killed Militant Chief in Somalia, U.S. Reports,” New York Times, September 5, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/world/africa/somalia-shabab.html. Connections to al-Qaeda have also raised concerns about al-Shabaab planning attacks overseas.
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