The U.S. troops have not carried out any ‘over-the-horizon operation’ in Afghanistan since they left the country in mid-August 2021, a senior Pentagon official said as quoted by U.S. media.
Addressing the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, head of U.S. Special Operations Command Gen. Richard Clarke acknowledged that the withdrawal of American troops limited access to intelligence resources in Afghanistan.
The US left Afghanistan on August 31st, 2021, after a 20-year military presence. “We have put additional forces into Indo-Pacific theater and into the European theater over the last three years. We started the
rebalancing of some of the soft requirements based on the 2018 national defense strategy that identified the threats,” he said.
Earlier, many US officials expressed their concerns over the remerge of terrorist groups including Daesh in Afghanistan, but the Islamic Emirate denied the presence of terrorist groups in the country. “Security has been ensured all over the country. There is no terrorist group to pose threat to Afghanistan,” said Inamullah Samanagani, an Islamic Emirate spokesman. “The Islamic Emirate has remained committed to not allow
anyone to use Afghan soil to threat the security of the region and the world.”
The Kabul Times