Friday, 14 July 2017

Al Qaeda regrouping in Afghanistan: US expert

Al Qaeda regrouping in Afghanistan: US expert | Pajhwok Afghan News

“Al Qaeda never fully lost its sanctuary in Pakistan and used this base to project forward into Afghanistan again as the US drew down militarily,” she said, adding that by 2015, al Qaeda was running large training camps inside Afghanistan.
The US began revising its assessments of al Qaeda`s strength in Afghanistan based on the discovery of these training camps, Zimmerman noted. “The US killed senior al Qaeda leaders operating in Afghanistan in an October 2016 air strike, their presence a telling indicator that al Qaeda had returned to the country,” she said.

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