US ambassador to Kabul Ryan Croocker said that Al-qaeda has returned to Afghanistan and is planning for another 9/11style attack on Western countries. He has forecasted that the Al-qaeda remained a potent threat despite suffering setbacks.
Ryan Croocker who is the US ambassador to Kabul said that if the west were to leave Afghanistan too early, the Al-qaeda would be able to increase its presence. If the West decides that 10 years in Afghanistan is too long then they will be back, and the next time it will not be New York or Washington, it will be another big Western city," he added.
It has been said that of course progress have been made in Afghanistan but it would need Western support for years to come.
Crooker who earlier has been served as a ambassador in Iraq has said that we have killed all the slow and stupid ones,but that means the ones that are left are totally dedicated.
According to sources, NATO officials believe that nearly 100 Al-Qaeda fighters have returned to Afghanistan, based mainly in the Kunar and Nuristan provinces near the Pakistan border.
(With inputs from ANI)
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