US nears a formal agreement to use Pakistani airspace for its operations in Afghanistan


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According to CNN, the US is negotiating a formal deal with Pakistan to utilize its airspace for military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan.

According to CNN, Pakistan indicated a wish to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United States in exchange for aid with its counterterrorism operations and support in managing its relationship with India.

The study comes as the US scrambles to guarantee it can undertake counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan against ISIS and other terrorist organizations after withdrawing its military from the nation in August, ending a more than 20-year presence.

Last month, the Taliban warned the US of "bad consequences" if it continued to fly drones over Afghanistan.

ISIS has increased its assaults in Afghanistan after the Taliban took power on August 15, targeting Taliban militants and Afghan residents with many explosions.

ISIS has been downplayed by the Taliban, who insist it isn't a big threat. In addition, the organization declined to work with the US to combat terrorist groups in Afghanistan.

Terrorist groups may readily reassemble in Afghanistan under Taliban administration, according to the US, which is afraid that the country could become a terrorism sanctuary and a launchpad for worldwide assaults.

In September, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley stated that there is a "real possibility" that al-Qaeda or ISIS may resurface in Afghanistan under Taliban authority over the next six to 36 months.

Publish : 2021-10-24 11:22:00

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