Killing of al-Zawahiri in Kabul is detrimental for Afghanistan, says analysts

KABUL (SW) – Anylsts believe that the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader in Kabul is detrimental to the credibility of the caretaker government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the eyes of the international community, and as a result, has a negative impact on the situation in Afghanistan.

Wais Naseri, an expert on political issues, told Salam Watandar the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, is against the commitments of the caretaker government that terrorist groups are not active in Afghanistan. “Unfortunately, the killing of the leader of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan has negative political and economic effects on Afghanistan.”

Hadi Adalatjo, another expert on political issues, said the killing of Zawahiri in Kabul has several points. “Ghis include America’s control over the situation in Afghanistan, America’s ability to carry out attacks against terrorism, the widespread activity of terrorist groups in Afghanistan, and the matter credibility of the current government of Afghanistan in the eyes of the international community”.

Following the killing of al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul, US Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken has accused the Islamic Emirate of violating the Doha Agreement.

The world is a safer place following the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, as he accused Afghanistan’s Taliban regime of grossly violating its commitments to the international community by “hosting and sheltering” the al-Qaeda chief in Kabul.

Blinken said the US will continue to act against those who threaten the country, its people and its allies.

“We have delivered on our commitment to act against terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan. The world is safer following the death of al Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The U.S. will continue to act against those who threaten our country, our people, or our allies,” he said in a tweet.