Though the Taliban is now in control of Afghanistan, terrorist groups still operate freely throughout the country. Among them is ISIS-Khorasan (or ISIS-K), which was created in 2015 by disaffected members of the Taliban who pushed for a more hardline approach to Islam.
Journalist and author Ahmed Rashid wonders whether the Taliban is likely to stop these groups, most of whom previously worked alongside the Taliban to oppose their common enemy, the United States. “What do the Taliban do with these people? Even if they would be willing to wrap them up, what do they do? Do they kill them? Do they put them in jail?” he pointed out in an interview with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.
Watch the GZERO World episode: Taliban 2.0: Afghanistan on the Brink (US AWOL)