Bloomberg: U.S. Withdrawal Opens Way for Terror Alliance in Afghanistan (Bloomberg) — An alliance of terror groups aimed at destabilizing peace in South Asia is emerging in Afghanistan as U.S. troops pull out of the war-ravaged nation, security officials said.
Pakistan-based militant organizations, the Lashker-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Afghan Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan, the local affiliate of the terror group, have come together to carry out raids on Indian assets in Kabul and also attacked a Sikh temple in the city, the officials said, requesting not to be identified citing rules on speaking to the media. The alliance is planning to step up attacks in other regions in South Asia, including against troops in India’s Kashmir, they said.
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WNU Editor: This is a long term problem that will probably take decades to burn itself out. The US has been there for almost 20 years …. it is now time for Afghanistan’s neighbours to step up and fill the US void once they leave.