On Thursday, US Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Kenneth McKenzie voiced alarm over the Islamic State’s (ISIS) foothold in Afghanistan.
According to Tolo News, McKenzie stated in an interview broadcast on Facebook by the US Central Command – Dari/Pashto that America is still “sorting out what is going to happen” after the Taliban took power.
The Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Stanislav Zas, has warned that the reemergence of international terrorist organisations such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS poses a threat to not only Afghanistan but the whole region as reported by Tolo News.
The Taliban Defense Ministry has disputed claims that foreign forces are present in Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate is dedicated to eliminating links with all terrorist groups in the area, based on the Doha deal made between the Taliban and Washington on February 29th, 2020.