Intelligence officers within the US have stated that terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda may develop into a risk to the US homeland inside a 12 months, utilizing Afghanistan as a base as soon as once more.
In line with a report by Bloomberg, the U.S.-designated terrorist group will doubtless look to reconstruct itself in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban are again in management and the USA has withdrawn all of its troops.
Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri who was rumoured to be lifeless was seen in a brand new video launched by the outfit’s official media arm on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 assaults in the USA.
US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks the net exercise of jihadist teams, reported that al-Zawahiri spoke on quite a few points, together with a raid on a Russian navy base, within the new hour-long video launched by al Qaeda. Rita Katz, SITE’s director, famous that al-Zawahiri made no point out of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
A Hindustan Occasions report said that Katz identified Al-Zawahiri was proven within the video regardless that stories final November claimed he had died. Final he appeared in a video message for the group on the nineteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror assaults.
The United Nations claimed that a lot of the terror outfit Al Qaeda management resides within the Afghanistan and Pakistan border area, together with al-Zawahiri. “One member state stories that he’s most likely alive however too frail to be featured in propaganda,” the UN report stated.
Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian, succeeded Osama Bin Laden because the chief of the group. He additionally talked about final month’s US withdrawal from Afghanistan within the new video.
“Nevertheless, Zawahiri doesn’t point out Taliban’s Afghanistan victory, and his speak of the US “making its exit from Afghanistan” may have been stated as early as Feb 2020 upon the Doha Settlement.
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