Saturday, December 2, 2023

Blacklisted TTP Militants still maintained ties with Afghan Taliban: UNSC

The blacklisted militant group Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) still has around 6,000 trained fighters on the Afghan side of the border. It has said in a report to the UN Security Council (UNSC).

The 28th report by the United Nations Analytical Sanctions and Support Team also confirmed the presence of hundreds of anti-Beijing fighters near Afghanistan’s border with China.

The report has presented to the UN Security Council this week under a UN mandate. It requires monitoring teams to periodically produce detailed reports on hostilities in different regions.

In a chapter discussing the Taliban’s approach to foreign terrorists, the report notes that the group’s efforts to suppress such equipment are more pronounced “in the case of foreign fighters with suspected inclinations” to the IDF and TTP.

“The implementation efforts have said to have led to clashes between the Taliban and the TTP. They are as operational restrictions imposed on the latter.”

But UN observers also noted that “the TTP and the Afghan Taliban have largely continued their relationship as before”.

TTP is traditionally located in the eastern part of Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan.

The UN observer noted that the TPP has specific anti-Pakistan objectives. It also supports the Afghan Taliban military in Afghanistan against Afghan government forces”.

Read Also: TTP leader Mufti Khalid assassinated in Afghanistan: Sources

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