Keeping a Focus on Afghanistan as Taliban closes in
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Al-Qaida Will Return to Afghanistan, British Official Says
By Jamie Dettmer
August 13, 2021 08:09 AM
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned Friday that Afghanistan risks becoming a failed state and predicted a-Qaida will again thrive in the country.
“I’m absolutely worried that failed states are breeding grounds for those types of people,” he told British broadcaster Sky News.
Hours earlier Wallace announced Britain will dispatch hundreds of combat-ready paratroopers to Kabul to help evacuate more than 4,000 Britons and as many as 2,000 Afghans, who are likely to be killed by the Taliban for working with the British military. Additional text at: https://tinyurl.com/4d44tfx5
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