Al Qaeda plotting new attacks against the West from its base in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda has re-established its terrorist headquarters in southern Afghanistan and is using it as a base to plan major attacks against the West, the Daily Telegraph can reveal.

After more than a decade of hiding across the border in Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt, al-Qaeda terrorist cells have moved back into southern Afghanistan following the withdrawal of British and American forces at the end of 2014.

Now Afghan security officials are warning that al-Qaeda chiefs are hoping to use their new Afghan base to plot a fresh wave of terror attacks against the West and its allies.

“Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of the withdrawal of Western troops to re-establish its headquarters in southern Afghanistan,” said a senior Afghan defence official. “Now they are back they will be determined to use Afghanistan as a base to prepare new attacks against Western targets.”

Afghanistan on Sunday said a US drone had killed the Taliban's leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, with a missile strike in south west Pakistan. The strike was denounced by Pakistan as a violation of its sovereignty and is set to trigger a power struggle for control of the insurgent movement.

Afghan security officials say al-Qaeda terror cells are operating in an around the southern city of Kandahar, which is regarded as the spiritual home of the Taliban, al-Qaeda’s closest ally and supporter in the region.
Obama was under the mistaken impression that he could end a war by retreating from the battle space, but in al Qaeda he is up against an enemy that will attack anywhere in the world.


Popular posts from this blog

Russia attacking Iranian forces in Syria

Shortly after Nancy Pelosi visited Laredo, Texas and shook hands with mayor of Nuevo Laredo this happened