EXPERT POINT OF VIEW — The United States-Europe group on Afghanistan, which includes special envoys and representatives for Afghanistan from France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and the EU, expressed “serious concern” earlier this month in a communicatedon “the continued presence and operations of terrorists and terrorist groups in Afghanistan, including al-Qaeda and other groups with the stated aim of targeting countries in the region and beyond”.
The leaders specifically pointed to the presence of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was kill during a drone strike in Kabul on July 31.
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