LONDON: British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has sharply criticized the US decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, saying it has left Afghan territory in the hands of militants.
In an interview with Sky News Television, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that the withdrawal of US troops had created a vacuum in Afghanistan which was now being filled by extremists. The United States has raised a major issue in Afghanistan that could harm peace in the region.
Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace sharply criticized the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, warning that the reactivation of the Taliban would turn Afghan soil into a breeding ground for militants.
The British Secretary of Defense reminded the United States that it was the Taliban who provided safe haven to ISIS before 9/11 and that now that the Taliban are strong in Afghanistan, al Qaeda could benefit and reorganize and become a threat to world peace. Is.
Earlier, Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace announced the deployment of 600 British troops to Afghanistan, saying the troops would help evacuate British nationals from Afghanistan, where militants have taken control.
It should be noted that the Taliban have taken control of the majority areas of Afghanistan, on which the United States has also decided to send a contingent of 3,000 troops to expel its diplomats and citizens from Afghanistan.