An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters
An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters

Al-Qaeda mocks US withdrawal from Afghanistan, as Taliban continues to advance

  • Following the exit of US troops, the Taliban says it will not allow al-Qaeda to operate in the country – but analysts say this is not the case
  • The Taliban is changing its public image to improve its legitimacy and is making overtures to China to attract more investment to Afghanistan

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An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters
An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at the gate of Bagram US airbase after the last American troops vacated it. Photo: Reuters
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