A US soldier arrives at the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16, 2013. Photo: AP
A US soldier arrives at the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16, 2013. Photo: AP
Abdul Basit
Opinion

Opinion

Abdul Basit

US’ decision to withdraw from Afghanistan sends shudders through South Asia

  • The decision for an unconditional withdrawal is creating a triumphant jihadist narrative, enthusing groups across South Asia with deep al-Qaeda ties
  • With Isis degraded and the Taliban weakened, the post-US Afghan power vacuum is ripe for exploitation by opportunistic militant groups

A US soldier arrives at the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16, 2013. Photo: AP
A US soldier arrives at the scene where a suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 16, 2013. Photo: AP
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