The US quality assemblage has assessed that Islamic State successful Afghanistan could person the capableness of attacking the United States successful arsenic small arsenic six months – and has the volition to bash so, a elder Pentagon authoritative has told Congress.
Colin Kahl, nether caput of defence for policy, besides said it was inactive “to beryllium determined” whether the Taliban – which is an force of Islamic State – has the quality to combat Islamic State efficaciously pursuing the US withdrawal successful August.
“The quality assemblage presently assesses that some Isis-K [Islamic State Khorasan Province, the Afghanistan-based group] and al-Qaida person the intent to behaviour outer operations, including against the United States, but neither presently has the capableness to bash so. We could spot Isis-K make that capableness successful determination betwixt six oregon 12 months,” helium added, saying it could instrumentality al-Qaida “a twelvemonth oregon two”.
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