According to CNN, the withdrawal of American troops from the country will create a vacuum that can provide Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups with the opportunity to reorganize.
The U.S. military is afraid of the restoration of the positions of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group in Afghanistan. This was reported on Thursday by CNN, citing sources in the US Defense Ministry.
CNN notes that the withdrawal of American troops from the country will create a vacuum, likely allowing Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to reorganize. To date, according to the estimates of the American military leadership, the number of Al-Qaeda militants in the country does not exceed 200-300 people. “So far, this is not so much to talk about their combat capability,” the TV company quotes a Pentagon source as saying.
According to CNN, the U.S. military fears that strengthening the positions of the radical Taliban movement in Afghanistan will complicate the task of collecting intelligence for them. In turn, the absence of troops in the country will reduce the chances of identifying possible threats. At the same time, the TV company emphasizes that the United States reserves the right to strike Al-Qaeda positions in Afghanistan in any case.