US has ‘almost no ability to see into’ Afghanistan as ISIS reconstitutes, former general warns

The Islamic State Khorasan is growing “unabated” in Afghanistan, where the U.S. military has “almost no ability to strike,” according to retired Gen. Frank McKenzie, the former leader of U.S. Central Command.

The threat from ISIS-K, which is a regional branch of ISIS, to the U.S. homeland “began to grow as soon as [the U.S. military] left Afghanistan” at the end of August 2021, he said during a Sunday interview on ABC’s This Week.

McKenzie’s successor, Gen. Michael Kurilla, told lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee in early March that ISIS-K “retains the capability and will to attack U.S. and Western interests abroad in as little as six months and with little to no warning.”

It has carried out two major attacks in Iran and Russia this year.

ISIS-K has been able to grow without restraint in Afghanistan with
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