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On Thursday, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said an al-Qaida revival is imminent in the newly Taliban-controlled country. The extremist group that used Afghanistan as a place of headquarters to attack the United States 20 years ago might plan a resurgence after the American withdrawal that left the Taliban in power.

Pentagon On Al-Qaida Revival

After his four-day tour of Persian Gulf states, Austin met with a small group of reporters in Kuwait City. He announced the United States is prepared to prevent an al-Qaida revival in Afghanistan that would threaten the American people.

“The whole community is watching to see what happens and whether or not al-Qaida has the ability to regenerate in Afghanistan,” Austin said. “The nature of al-Qaida and (the Islamic State group) is they will always attempt to find space to grow and regenerate… Whether it’s there, in Somalia, or whether it’s in any other ungoverned space. I think that’s the nature of the organization.”

Taliban And Al-Qaida Brief History

From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban ruled over Afghanistan, the then base of operations for al-Qaida. To find the masterminds of 9/11, the US invaded Afghanistan. They overthrew the Taliban after refusing to comply with providing information regarding the whereabouts of al-Qaida. During the 20-year US war, al-Qaida vastly diminished. However, there are questions about their relations with the Taliban back in Kabul.

“We put the Taliban on notice that we expect them to not allow that to happen,” Austin said, of the possibility of al-Qaida using Afghanistan as a staging base again.

In the February 2020 agreement with the Trump administration, Taliban leaders vowed not to support al-Qaida or other extremist groups threatening the US. However, many US officials believe the Taliban keeps ties with al-Qaida. Many nations, including Gulf Arab states, worry that the Taliban’s return to power could lead to an al-Qaida revival in Afghanistan.

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Al-Qaida Revival In Afghanistan

On Thursday, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said an al-Qaida revival is imminent in the newly Taliban-controlled country. The extremist group that used Afghanistan as a place of headquarters to attack the United States 20 years ago might plan a resurgence after the American withdrawal that left the Taliban in power.

Pentagon On Al-Qaida Revival

After his four-day tour of Persian Gulf states, Austin met with a small group of reporters in Kuwait City. He announced the United States is prepared to prevent an al-Qaida revival in Afghanistan that would threaten the American people.

“The whole community is watching to see what happens and whether or not al-Qaida has the ability to regenerate in Afghanistan,” Austin said. “The nature of al-Qaida and (the Islamic State group) is they will always attempt to find space to grow and regenerate… Whether it’s there, in Somalia, or whether it’s in any other ungoverned space. I think that’s the nature of the organization.”

Taliban And Al-Qaida Brief History

From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban ruled over Afghanistan, the then base of operations for al-Qaida. To find the masterminds of 9/11, the US invaded Afghanistan. They overthrew the Taliban after refusing to comply with providing information regarding the whereabouts of al-Qaida. During the 20-year US war, al-Qaida vastly diminished. However, there are questions about their relations with the Taliban back in Kabul.

“We put the Taliban on notice that we expect them to not allow that to happen,” Austin said, of the possibility of al-Qaida using Afghanistan as a staging base again.

In the February 2020 agreement with the Trump administration, Taliban leaders vowed not to support al-Qaida or other extremist groups threatening the US. However, many US officials believe the Taliban keeps ties with al-Qaida. Many nations, including Gulf Arab states, worry that the Taliban’s return to power could lead to an al-Qaida revival in Afghanistan.

A Mission To Serve Our Heroes

Did you serve in the Middle East? Did you serve in Afghanistan after 9/11? If you or any veteran you know served in conflicts in the region — You may not know about Presumptive Conditions that help you receive the benefits you deserve. If you need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation, then contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

Have a question? On the fence? Contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.

Get The Benefits You Deserve

contact one of our consultants today for a free evaluation of your VA claim

learn more
James Cooper
James Cooper
James Cooper comes from a long line of Veterans and decided to enlist for the Marine Corps at the ripe age of 18-years-old following in his father's footsteps. Shortly after being medically discharged from the service, James decided to pursue a career in journalism. Having battled with the VA for years himself, he began to study the system and commit his career to help fellow disabled veterans.

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