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The Taliban rejected the possibility of cooperating with the U.S. in counterterrorism efforts targeting ISIS-K.
A U.S. delegation led by Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Director David Cohen met with senior Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar, to discuss terrorism threats, evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies who have been stranded in Taliban territory, and humanitarian aid. Officials told CBS News that the meeting “is not about granting recognition or conferring legitimacy.”
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press that the group intends to fight ISIS “independently” while another Taliban official told Newsweek that the U.S. is to blame for the growth of ISIS in Afghanistan.
How do you feel about the Taliban rejecting U.S. cooperation against ISIS-K?