Afghanistan: Talibans and Daesh? What about Iran?

Afghanistan is called the "empire cemetery," since no government has managed to find a successful solution to what seems to be increasingly stronger as a basis for the global jihadist galaxy.

Despite the efforts of the American President Donald Trump, that after the settlement suffered the pressions of his generals to send new resources, the situation remains the 'big defeats for the West', such said Jean-Pierre Perrin, author of the book that summarizes the history of Afghanistan from the fourth century BC, 'The dijhad contre le reve d'Alexandre'.

Just yesterday in the capital, Kabul, a suicide bomber has exploded aboard an explosive car in the country's eighth police district. According to some eyewitnesses around 11.20 am, the jihadist being discovered by local security agents (ALP), triggered the bomb by injuring three civilians and four agents. As a script, the attacker died on the blow.

Attacks of this kind are not new in Afghanistan. Last week during an attack in the province of Sar-e Pul, in the northern region of the country, about 60 people were killed, including women and children and 7 members of the ALP forces. Always yesterday, 235 civilians who had been hostage were being released. Although it is still unclear who the attackers are, some Western media have suggested a collaboration between Taliban and militia of Daesh's Islamic Army, to date enemies.

Such cooperation would be unlikely, because of the large presence of Taliban groups in the north and north-east of the region and the fact that they have always shown the will to eliminate any rival group. However, according to an analysis of Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), which contains the thoughts of various experts and analysts based in Kabul, ISIS fighters would find sympathy among the young fighters, inspired by salafiste ideas, often being attracted to jihadist because of their funding and supply problems, and that some local commanders "would Found a suitable alliance with Daesh, or at least they would see this option. " 

The report refers in particular to Commander Ghazanfar. This, according to some sources close to the Taliban, reads in the analysis, visited the affiliate commander in Daesh, Qari Hekmat in Jawzjan's Qush Tepa district.Hekmat, a native of Uzbekistan, is a former Taliban commander, "who had been expelled from the movement after a dispute over tax with the provincial governor of Taliban shadow and unauthorized seizures." Once expelled Hekmat swore allegiance to the self-proclaimed Caliph. It largely controls the Qush Tepa district, even the 'New Yourk Times' has suggested that Ghazanfar has declared allegiance to Daesh.

The great Taliban presence in the country has made important incursions in a number of strategic areas in the country, especially in the northern province of Baghlan. Over the last two years, they have been able to block public roads, compromising Afghan national security forces, psychologically and physically. These scenarios, which represent an ever greater threat to the stabilization of the country, they brought the same Trump to declare that it would be ready to withdraw operating in Afghanistan, many army generals as "America can not win this war ". A sixteen-year war that has recorded over 150,000 victims among the parties.

If the United States withdraws, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan would remain the main players, although the role of Iran, which would be ready to form Afghanistan in its favor, should not be underestimated. Ali Vaez, senior Iran analyst for the International Crisis Group, said "Iran is a regional power that is pursuing its strategic interests. Yesterday the Taliban were their worst enemy in Afghanistan. Today is ISIS, and this against the Taliban can serve as a tactical ally". 

Certainly Iran could benefit a great deal in Afghanistan and the region from this alliance, especially after the West eliminated its other sworn enemy on the second border, Saddam Hussein in Iraq.