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The Pentagon announced the continued presence of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda militants and the Islamic State maintain their presence in Afghanistan. This statement was made by the official representative of the Pentagon, John Kirby.

According to him, the United States Defense Ministry does not believe that the number of militants of these organizations is “prohibitively high,” but the American side does not have specific figures.

“We do not think that their presence is large enough to pose a threat to the territory of our country, which was as of September 11 20 years ago,” Kirby said.

Earlier, a representative of the Taliban Suhail Shaheen said that the Taliban will not allow Al-Qaeda and other groups to carry out activities in Afghanistan.

Before that, the Pentagon said that the Taliban continued to provide shelter to Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan from April to June of this year.

The founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, planned the September 11 attacks from Afghan soil, which provoked the invasion of US troops in 2001. Since that time, bin Laden has been the main target of the American “war on terrorism”. On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed during an operation by American special forces on the orders of President Barack Obama in his own hideout in Pakistan.

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