Al-Qaeda is likely to re-emerge from hiding places in Afghanistan to plan attacks on the U.S. homeland unless American counterterrorism forces remain in the country after this year, the head of U.S.-led forces there said.
President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union address last year that “our war in Afghanistan will be over” by the end of 2014. When he speaks again tonight, he won’t be able to say how it will end.
Two International Security Assistance Force service members died following a friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said in an e-mailed statement today.
Four United Nations workers and an International Monetary Fund official were among more than a dozen people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Lebanese restaurant in Afghanistan’s capital.