Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s made a video announcement launching a new branch of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent is part of the organization’s efforts to battle with the ISIS in Iraq for recruits, money ideological supremacy and headlines.
The almost one-hour long video, shows Zawahiri introducing the new group, calling it Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent. He assures Muslims in India, Bangladesh and Burma that they “did not forget you and that they are doing what they can to rescue you from injustice, oppression, persecution and suffering.”
In addition he again made mention to his allegiance to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar in the video. Anonymous sources inside the pentagon say that the al-Qaeda/Taliban nexus in South Asia is alive and well and they still are the dominant group in the region.
President Obama must reconsider withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Obama wants to be remembered as the president who ended both of President Bush’s wars. If the administration does not adopt perfect strategies in Iraq and Afghanistan, he will be remembered as the U.S. president that jihadist movements grow in two major countries.