Two al Qaeda operatives have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.”
This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country following the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks.
US President Biden in April announced a full removal by Sept. 11 and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs.
However, Osama’s terrorist network claims its fight against America will not end anytime soon — with two al Qaeda members telling CNN that “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.”
Al Qaeda has said it is planning a comeback by partnering again with the Taliban, which two members of al Qaeda’s subcontinent broadcast branch praised for keeping the fight against the US alive.
“Thanks to Afghans for the protection of comrades-in-arms, many such jihadi fronts have been successfully operating in different parts of the Islamic world for a long time,” an al Qaeda rep told CNN.
Al Qaeda also claims it has no interest in using Afghanistan as a launch pad for future attacks because it no longer needs it.
“It did not need Afghanistan, and there is no such intention in the future,” the group told CNN.
“The Americans are now defeated,” the group said.
Al Qaeda still sees itself as a lead for other jihadists having branches operating in Yemen, Syria, Somalia North and West Africa.