United States Central Command, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie jr. say, “the Taliban have not cut ties with Alqaeda yet”.

He said an article in the U.S-Taliban agreement in February points the group should cut ties with the Al-Qaida, but so far the Taliban maintained connections with the insurgency group.

He hopes the Taliban will completely cut their ties with the Al-Qaida and be ready for the peace dialogues.

US troops will be reduced from 8,600 to 4,500 in Afghanistan, and the remaining troops will be able to deal with the possible future threats in the region, he added.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.