Al-Qaeda may revive in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda may revive in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda may be down after Osama bin Laden was killed, but it could become more active once the US leaves Afghanistan. The outfit appears to have gone a few steps ahead by recruiting terrorists from the West, two Indian experts have said.

Cells of the dreaded terror organisation are apparently looking weak in the Indian sub continent though it was not “out of scene”, former NTRO official Surinder K Sharma and IDSA researcher Anshuman Behera said in their recently-released book “Militant Groups in South Asia”. 

They believe that the killing of Osama weakened the Al Qaeda network based in Pakistan to a considerable extent, but the networks in the Islamic Mahreb or Arabian Peninsula were “very active”. 

The authors, who analysed 39 terror outfits operating in South Asia, said the Al Qaeda network was using propaganda through internet and recruiting terrorists from the western countries.

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