After the capture of the Taliban, the US Defense Ministry has confirmed that the terrorist organization Al Qaeda is present in Afghanistan. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby has said that al-Qaeda is no longer capable of becoming a threat to our soil. Experts are concerned that Afghanistan is again becoming a refuge for terrorists after the Taliban take over. John Kirby said that we have information that along with Al Qaeda, ISIS is also present in Afghanistan.
hard to number
According to the report of the news agency ANI, John Kirby said that we have talked about this. It is difficult to tell the number of al-Qaeda terrorists right now. US President Joe Biden had earlier said that when Al Qaeda is gone, what interest can we have in Afghanistan? Defending Biden’s statement, John Kirby said, “We believe that al-Qaeda does not have as much presence as it did during the 9/11 attacks.”
India-US partnership important
At the same time, according to news agency PTI, influential US lawmaker Ro Khanna has said that the Indo-US strategic partnership has become more important to rein in the Taliban and prevent the growth of terrorism. Indian-American lawmaker has been elected to the House of Representatives from Silicon Valley. Ro Khanna is the Vice President of the Democratic Indian American Caucus.
Taliban harassing journalists
According to the news agency ANI, the US has said that the Taliban are harassing journalists at every level in Afghanistan. There are complaints of journalists being harassed and beaten up in Kabul while they are doing their jobs. When US State Department spokesman Ned Price was asked about the incidents of harassment of journalists in Kabul, he said that we are taking up these incidents through our interlocutors at every level.