New Delhi, Sep 02: India would assess the statement made by the Al-Qaeda on Kashmir especially in the wake of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. The statement by the Al-Qaeda does not restrict itself to Kashmir alone, but also makes a mention of liberating Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, Levant and Maghreb.
While the relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda dates back to the 1980s, the world would keep a close watch on whether the former would keep up its commitment not to let Afghan soil be used for any terrorist activity.
The Taliban has been critical of the Islamic State, when it began operating on Afghan soil. However it has remained mum on the Al-Qaeda and this security watchers say is due to the strong bond that Mullah Omar shared with Osama bin Laden.