Mullah Neda Mohammad aka Taliban provincial governor vows to continue fighting against rival militants, the Daesh group. As a Taliban commander, he spent years battling the former Afghan government. Now, with his hardline movement back in power. He vows to do do.
After the victory of the Taliban in August. Muhammad assumed the position of governor of Nangarhar province. And became the new Taliban provincial governor. Home to the Daesh Afghanistan-Pakistan chapter’s stronghold.
The Daesh Group Past
The Daesh group has been responsible for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan. Also the recent years, slaughtering in mosques, shrines, even hospitals and public squares.
The Daesh organization also claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide attack. Near Kabul airport on August 26 that killed over 100 Afghans and 13 US servicemen.
The Taliban Provincial Governor Belief
Taliban provincial governor says he does not believe Daesh poses a great a threat as they did in Iraq and Syria. However Daesh group did the deadliest attack against American forces in Afghanistan since 2011.
Although both Daesh and the Taliban are hardline Islamic militants. They differed in the details of religion and strategy. While each claims to be the bearer of the true banner of jihad.
According to a United Nations study released in July. The current estimates of Daesh’s strength range from 500 to several thousand active militants.
During the Taliban’s summer onslaught. However, a wave of jail escapes resulted in the liberation of a large number of Daesh fighters.
The Taliban must quickly transform into a governing force capable of managing a humanitarian catastrophe. Also a war-wrecked economy after two decades of fighting an insurgency.
As a result, commanders are more comfortable planning ambushes in cities. With a hundreds of thousands of people.
The inhabitants of Nangarhar, like the rest of Afghanistan, are scarred by memories of the Taliban’s violent reign in the 1990s. Which was marked by stoning, the exclusion of girls from education. Also the prohibition of women from working in close proximity to males.
Many residents remain skeptical of the Taliban’s promise of a different form of governance. Despite the province’s new governor’s assurances.
Read more about The Daesh group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant