The Taliban says it will not cooperate with the US to weed out the Islamic State from Afghanistan

To eliminate extremist groups such as the Islamic State in Afghanistan, the Taliban won't cooperate with the US.
A Taliban spokesperson stated that "We are able tackle Daesh independent," using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

This comment is made as the Islamic State continues to attack the country.

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Saturday's statement by the Taliban stated that it will not cooperate with the US in the elimination of extremist groups such as the Islamic State (Afghanistan)

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for Taliban, stated that "We are able tackling Daesh independent," using an Arabic acronym to refer to the Islamic State.

Shaheen's remarks come as negotiations between the Taliban and US officials are about to begin.

Talks will take place in Qatar on Saturday and Sun. This is the first direct negotiation between the parties since August's US evacuation from Afghanistan.

Shaheen, who is based at Doha, said that officials would discuss a deal between the Talibans and the US. In the February 2020 agreement, the US stated that it would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The Taliban, according to Shaheen, is not allowed to use Afghanistan's soil to threaten the security and safety of the United States and its allies.

After the Taliban took control of Kabul, concerns grew about terrorist networks in Afghanistan. Senior defense officials warned that these groups could quickly rebuild and find a safe haven under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

After Kabul was taken by the Taliban, and after the US pulled out of the country in a chaotic move, Biden quickly dismissed terror threats from Al Qaeda. He stated that the threat from terrorism had "metastasized".

He stated that "ISIS, al-Qaida, and all their affiliates in other countries are posing a greater threat than in Afghanistan" in August.

Since the US pulled its troops out of Afghanistan, the Islamic State has been waging a series attacks against Afghanistan.

In August, more than 160 Afghans were killed and 13 US military personnel were injured in an explosion that occurred near Kabul's Airport. According to US officials, the attack was claimed by Islamic State's Khorasan branch ISIS-K.

Biden stated in a press conference after the attack that it was in the interests of the Taliban to ensure that ISIS-K does not become a metastasis.

Biden said that he believed the Taliban would act in their best interests. "And it is in their best interest that we leave when they said we would. Our commanders on the ground have not provided any evidence that suggests there has been any collusion between ISIS and Taliban.

The militant group claimed responsibility for Friday's bombing attack at a northern Afghan mosque. According to the Associated Press, at least 100 people were injured or killed in the attack on Kunduz's Shiite Muslim worshippers.