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ISIS turns to Afghanistan as base for coordinated plans after the U.S. departure, says The Washington Post.

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As the Washington Post writes, according to documents leaked from the Pentagon, Afghanistan has become an arena for coordinating the plans of the terrorist organization ISIS after the withdrawal of US troops.

The newspaper, to which the new batch of documents was assigned, points out: “Less than two years after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the decision of US President Joe Biden, the country became a suitable place for coordinating the activities of the Islamic State.” The newspaper pointed out that the terrorists in Afghanistan were not only planning terrorist attacks, but also gathered new allies around them.

Classified information indicates that the organization planned terrorist attacks against embassies, churches and shopping centers. In addition to planning sabotage attacks during the World Cup, which will be held in Qatar in 2022.

According to the newspaper: In December, Pentagon officials learned about nine terrorist plans prepared by the leaders of the organization in Afghanistan, and by February their number had increased to 15.

The newspaper pointed to one of the leaked documents, which was described as “top secret” and included a US Department of Defense assessment indicating that ISIS is developing effective and costly methods of foreign operations, relying on external sources of funding. , and hiring agents present in target countries to carry out operations, as well as using its coordination networks.

Source: RIA Novosti.

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