With the assassination of Al Qaeda head Ayman al Zawahiri in a US drone strike, the organisation has lost the last of its founding leaders, which included Osama bin Laden and Abu Hafs al Masri.
The dangers posed by the terror group should be worrying for countries in Afghanistan’s neighbourhood and beyond.
With several minority groups living in harmony, the Islamic nation is a melting pot of people and cultures.
The Taliban’s challenge is to root out Daesh's Khorasan wing without sowing the seeds of another long war.
Daesh’s Khorasan wing is primarily rooted in the Pakistani insurgency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, a series of networks quite distinct from Afghanistan’s Taliban movement.
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