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Terrorists are plotting atrocities “much worse than 9/11” and the risk is rising “every day”, a insurgent chief in Afghanistan has warned.

Ali Maisam Nazary, head of international relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan, claimed the Taliban is giving extremists pretend passports in order that they will pose as refugees within the West.

And he warned terrorist coaching camps have been re-established, with Jihadists having the “capabilities” to hit targets in Europe and the United States.

Mr Nazary additionally informed the Daily Express, in an unique interview, that terrorist teams are thriving in an influence vacuum within the war-torn nation.

Britain, as a everlasting member of the UN Security Council, is alleged to have “verified” reviews of the Taliban supporting and serving to terrorists.

And he warned London: “There has been a distribution of passports to terrorists. Why do they need passports? They need passports to disguise themselves as refugees in different countries after they receive their training or instructions and their scope.

“They are in Afghanistan to acquire adequate tools for orchestrating attacks much worse than 9/11.

“We see today as being much worse than in 2001. NATO left Afghanistan as an unsafe place. It was a vacuum which has created a vacuum for regional and international terrorism and this is going to exacerbate as every year passes.”

The Taliban has been linked to Al-Qaeda for many years and quite a few different terrorist teams are actually working within the nation.

But the militants are additionally struggling to cease the expansion of the Islamic State – Khorasan Province, creating an ever extra perilous safety disaster in Afghanistan. ISKP has turn into essentially the most lively terror group in Afghanistan and the Pakistani Taliban, which operates out of Afghanistan is finishing up extra assaults in Pakistan.

The National Resistance Front of Afghanistan is a insurgent group led by the son of resistance hero Ahmad Shah Massoud.

Massoud, who led the combat in opposition to the Soviets, famously warned the West about the specter of al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden months earlier than 9/11.

Mr Nazary added: “There is more than 20 terrorist organisations – international, regional terrorist organisations operating in Afghanistan since 2021.

“This is because the Taliban feeds that radical Islam and terrorism. It serves their purpose of expanding their form of so-called Government.

“They have provided weapons, training centres, to terrorists. This is not something that we are making up.

“We’ve been saying this for the past two and a half years. Many countries, and international organisations like the United Nations Security Council, have verified this. The UN Security Council report that came out in June 2023 verified the existence of 20 plus terrorist groups.

“The Taliban are supporting them. The Taliban are using them. They are providing them with passports. Identification cards are being given out.

“Our fighters are not only against the Taliban. They are against the terrorist groups.”

Almost 3,000 folks have been killed within the September 11 atrocities in New York.

The assault was carried out by Al-Qaeda, orchestrated by Osama bin Laden. Security chiefs have been significantly involved, when Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021, that terrorist teams would discover Afghanistan as a protected haven once more.

And the fears intensified when the-then Al-Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike in Kabul.

Under a peace deal struck in 2020, the Taliban agreed to not enable al-Qaeda or some other extremist group to function in areas beneath their management.

However, the Taliban and al-Qaeda are long-time allies and US officers mentioned the

Taliban have been conscious of Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul, and he lived freely and within the open within the Afghan capital.

Western forces withdrew from Afghanistan in 2021 – 20 years after the US invasion within the aftermath of the 9/11 assaults.

But Mr Nazary warned the safety disaster in Afghanistan has by no means been extra perilous.

He mentioned: “Back then, you only had two terrorist organisations. The Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Today you have more than 20 terrorist groups. Regional and international terrorist groups.

And they have extended their reach. In 2001, they were not threatening the regional safety of neighbouring countries. Since 2021, attacks have increased, for example in Pakistan.

“This threat is going to increase, as every day passes. If you check UN Security Council reports, each once paints a darker picture of Afghanistan.

“ISKP, Al-Qaeda, will have the capabilities to target Europe and the United States.

“As the situation around the globe becomes more complex, I’m sure terrorism will find its way to start planning terrorist attacks.”