KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation, warns that Afghanistan could turn once again to a safe haven for terrorist groups, saying there is “nothing to guarantee that the country would not change to terrorists’ sanctuary”.
The concerns are expressed while the international troops led by the United States are quickly leaving Afghanistan after decades of presence in the pretext of war on terror. On Friday, the US troops left the Bagram airfield, the biggest base that American soldiers used for 20 years.
The US officials said Saturday that the withdrawal would be concluded by the end of August.
Abdullah told the CNN that Taliban also failed to cut ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. “This is a danger for us and for our region.”
However, Abdullah assured that Kabul would not fall to Taliban, accusing the insurgent group of making propaganda.
But the head of peace body is disappointed about what he calls “slow peace process and peace negotiations”.
Joe Biden of the United States announced the continue of his country’s support to Afghan government, saying that Washington would not let terrorists make Afghanistan as a safe haven.
But his defense secretary Lloyd Austin warns that terrorist groups would be able to threaten the United States from Afghanistan within two years.