The NRF is the last remaining ally resolved to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan, an American scholar says

by Matiullah Shirzad

An American scholar named Michael Rubin in an article which published in the National Interest says that the National Resistance Front (NRF) led by Ahmad Massoud the son of the late Afghan war hero Ahmad Shah Massoud is the last ally resolved to fight against terror groups in Afghanistan.

“Taliban will never be able to counter Al Qaeda terrorism; they are too intertwined not only politically but also socially. To expect the Taliban to fight Al Qaeda is to expect brother to fight brother,” he says.

Mr. Rubin adds that the quiet Afghanistan now experiences is deceptive. He believes that Afghanistan is always quieter in the winter. The current calm does not reflect Afghan acquiescence to the Taliban or the foreign powers they serve. He warns that more radical elements of the Taliban as well as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State are now increasing their presence across the country.

He concludes that the America’s own national security require not blind support for the Taliban, but rather partnership with the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan.


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