Army official fears an attack following Taliban take-over may hit in ‘one to two years’ | World | News

Since the insurgency ousted the US-backed Afghanistan authorities, the director of the Defence Intelligence Agency has warned that al Qaeda may launch an attack. This stark warning got here on Tuesday throughout the Intelligence and National Security Summit, when Army Lieutenant General Scott Berrier acknowledged it may be “one to two years” till an attack may happen.

“The current assessment conservatively is one to two years for al Qaeda to build some capability to at least threaten the homeland,” General Berrier stated.

On August 31 the US army accomplished its withdrawal, leaving the Taliban in management of the nation.

“We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” General Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, stated from Washington.

The final planes left Kabul airport one minute earlier than midnight on August 31 – the deadline that was organized to perform the evacuations.

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“We are already beginning to see some of the indications of some potential movement of al Qaeda to Afghanistan,” Mr. Cohen stated.

“But it’s early days and we will keep a very close eye on that.”

Officials have acknowledged that the Islamic State’s department in Afghanistan, ISIS-Ok, may pose a menace to the US, particularly after the attack throughout the US evacuations.

ISIS-Ok staged a suicide bombing on August 26 as American troops have been finishing up evacuations in the capitals airport.

The attack killed 13 US service members and dozens of Afghans.

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