During the Taliban rule, (1996-2001) several training camps operated across Afghanistan.
Al Farooq was Al Qaeda’s largest camp which composed of several sections that provided different courses. Al Qaeda then established a new camp in Kandahar which operated in sync with Al Farooq. The Turkistani brothers had a camp near Kabul which was later on moved to the hills of Tora Bora, close to Jalalabad.
Abu Mus’ab al Suri also founded a temporary camp near Kabul. Abu Khabbab too had a camp for poisons and chemicals near Jalalabad which he moved to Kabul. Near this camp there was a camp managed by Abu Suleiman Asadullah al Jaza’iri which was concerned with training on explosives.
Besides, brothers in al Jama’a al Islamiya al Muqatila al Libiya (the Libyan Fighting Islamic Group) had a camp north of Kabul. The Turks and Jama’at al Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad) also had their separate camps in the same place. The Moroccan brothers had a camp of their own near Jalalabad while Abu Mus’ab al Zarqawi had another one near Herat. In addition to these camps, Pakistani Mujahid groups established their own camps in Kabul and in places close to Khost and Kandahar.
In addition to the camps, there were many courses for security, intelligence, electronics, forgery and other jihadist arts beside Islamic and political studies.
Afghanistan has always been the incubator of the utterly indignant Muslim nation that is eager for victory and determined to take revenge on the enemies of Islam who have been committing heinous crimes against them for centuries.