Gen. Milley says civil war in Afghanistan may bring al-Qaeda resurgence

Gen. Milley says civil war in Afghanistan may bring al-Qaeda resurgence


Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said a civil war could break out in Afghanistan and lead to a resurgence of terror groups like al-Qaeda now that the withdrawal of US troops is finished.

“My military estimate is​ ​…​ ​that the conditions are likely to develop of a civil war,” Milley ​told Fox News during an interview Saturday at Ramstein airbase in Germany.  “I don’t know if the Taliban is going to [be] able to consolidate power and establish governance.”

He said the terror groups could seize on the chaos in Afghanistan to establish a foothold. 

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“I think there’s at least a very good probability of a broader civil war and that will then, in turn, lead to conditions that could, in fact, lead to a reconstitution of al-Qaeda or a growth of ISIS or other myriad of terrorist groups,” he told Fox News.

“You could see a resurgence of terrorism coming out

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