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Why Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan Could Be Poised for a Resurgence

MIN READSep 8, 2022 | 18:48 GMT

A Taliban fighter (L) frisks men at a checkpoint after a blast during Friday prayers Sept. 2, 2022, in Gazargah mosque in Herat.

A Taliban fighter (L) frisks men at a checkpoint after a blast during Friday prayers Sept. 2, 2022, in Gazargah mosque in Herat.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Despite the recent U.S. killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, a survey of foreign counterterrorism action in Afghanistan over the past year demonstrates foreign states' limited abilities to counter terrorist groups in the country, which may allow for an eventual extremist resurgence....

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