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US Ministry of Defense: We are monitoring the situation in Afghanistan

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Kabul: The US Ministry of Defense or “Pentagon” says that it is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and according to this ministry; it has the ability to destroy it in case of a possible terrorist threat from this country.

Pat Ryder, the spokesman of the Pentagon, in response to a reporter about the Pentagon’s assessment of the possible terrorist threat to the country after one year of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, said that the United States is monitoring the situation in the country.

Ryder also said that there are significant terrorist threats in Afghanistan, but according to him, the US is currently assessing this issue from outside the country.

He said that if necessary, they have the ability to carry out anti-terrorist operations.

Earlier this week the US defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on the first anniversary of the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, acknowledged that America’s work “is not done” in the country.

“Still, we know this work is not done. We must keep a relentless focus on counterterrorism—and we are,” he said. “We’re committed to supporting a whole-of-government effort to address the root causes of violent extremism.

The withdrawal has been seen as a stain on the Biden administration, as reports revealed that the U.S. was unprepared for how quickly the Afghan government would collapse, allowing the Taliban to rapidly seize power.

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