YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Zindani meets with Taliban delegation in Turkey

ISTANBUL, Oct. 22 (YPA)- A Taliban delegation met with Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, a prominent leader in the Islah Party, in Turkey at a time that raises questions, especially with the escalation of al-Qaeda’s attacks against the UAE-backed Southern  Transitional Council (STC)’s militia in the southern provinces, Media outlets reported on Friday

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, said on Twitter, that he had “held an important meeting with Al-Zindani, in which he informed him about the situation in Afghanistan and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”

“Al-Zindani called on the Taliban to consolidate the Islamic style in sharia law in addition to consensus and unity,” he said.

It is worth noting that Al-Zindani had involved in fighting alongside al-Qaeda’s leaders in Afghanistan during the occupation of the Soviet Union before returning to Yemen and establishing al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

In August, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in the Afghan capital,  Kabul, in an airstrike by a US drone.