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US Intelligence Warns Afghanistan Could Fall in 6 Months After US Pull-Out: Report

WASHINGTON: US intelligence has warned that Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, could fall to the resurgent Taliban group within six months of the departure of the last of the US and international troops, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday – ahead of a White House meeting on Friday between President Joe Biden and top Afghan leaders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

The warning came amid growing international concern about Taliban making gains since May 1, when the US and allied troops began leaving Afghanistan in accordance with a timeline announced by Biden for complete the withdrawal by September 11 – the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that had led to the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.