Al-Qaeda could threaten homeland in 1-2 years, say US intelligence officials

American intelligence officials say al-Qaeda could start to threaten the homeland from Afghanistan inside one to two years, repeating warnings that were given before the US withdrawal finishing its 20-year war.

Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, who leads the Defense Intelligence Agency, gave that assessed timeframe Tuesday while speaking at the Intelligence and National Security Summit.

David Cohen, deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said the US already had detected “some of the signs of some expected movement of al-Qaeda to Afghanistan.” Experts have since a long time ago said the Taliban actually keeps up with binds to al-Qaeda, which took asylum in Afghanistan before the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Counterterrorism specialists assessed preceding the withdrawal that al-Qaeda had a few hundred contenders in Afghanistan.


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