Pakistani branch of Taliban said it has send hundreds of militants to Syria to fight the government there.
The militant organization has reportedly set up camps, aiming to foster ties with al-Qaedaâ€™s central leadership.
Taliban commanders told Reuters news agency on Sunday that they decided to join the “cause” in Syria in order to fight alongside their â€œMujahedeen friends.â€
â€œWhen our brothers needed our help, we sent hundreds of fighters along with our Arab friends,â€ one senior commander said, mentioning that his group would be providing the general public with videos of their â€œvictoriesâ€ in Syria.
One commander told the agency that the help was sent at the request of â€œArab friends.â€
â€œWe have established our own camps in Syria. Some of our people go and then return after spending some time fighting there,â€ a Pakistani Taliban commander said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
â€œSince our Arab brothers have come here for our support, we are bound to help them in their respective countries and that is what we did in Syria,â€ he added.