Letter to the Editor
Taliban violates agreement
The Taliban has violated the Doha Agreement signed with the US by providing a safe haven to the Al-Qaeda Chief and the world’s most wanted terrorist Ayman-al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, underlining the differences between its sayings and doings.
Zawahiri was Osama Bin Laden’s deputy and was deeply involved in one of the most audacious terrorist attacks of 9/11 that murdered thousands of innocent people and shook the whole world.
For decades, he has been the mastermind behind the attacks against Americans including the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. He had also played a key role in the bombings of US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Over the years, he had carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens, journalists, and diplomats.
In his address to the nation, authenticating the killing of Ayman-al-Zawahiri by the Central Intelligence Agency, US President Joe Biden’s statement that the people around the world no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer, provides an interim relief. Although several other terror outfits have started to gain a foothold in Afghanistan after the pullout of US and NATO troops, the killing of the designated terrorist sends a clear message that America’s intelligence presence on Afghanistan’s soil has still not waned.
Tushar Anand, West Bailey Road, Patna, (Bihar)