Al-Qaeda celebrate Taliban’s victory for ‘breaking America’s back’ amid fears Afghan could be base for 9/11-style attack

AL-QAEDA has welcomed the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan “for breaking America’s back”.

The terrorists’ statement comes after the US withdrew its forces from Afghanistan and amid fears the country could be the base for another 9/11-style attack.

Taliban leaders in the Presidential Palace in Kabul after their victory

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Taliban leaders in the Presidential Palace in Kabul after their victoryCredit: AP
The 9/11 attacks were planned on Afghan soild

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The 9/11 attacks were planned on Afghan soildCredit: Getty

When the Taliban were in power the first time, they allowed Al-Qaeda to operate training camps from which they launched 9/11.

The US demanded the Taliban hand over Al-Qaeda’s terror mastermind Osama bin Laden and when they refused, invaded along with their allies, including the UK.

Senior Al-Qaeda figures are now making their way back to Afghanistan, including senior bin Laden aide Amin ul-Haq, who was once his bodyguard as well as arms dealer for the group.

In a statement, the terrorists praised Taliban for their victory over America and said it “soothed” their hearts to hear verses from the Quran recited in the Presidential Palace in Kabul. 

“We praise the Almighty, the Ominpotent, who humiliated and defeated America,” the statement reads, according to the Long War Journal.

“We praise Him for breaking America’s back, tarnishing its global reputation and expelling it, disgraced and humiliated, from the Islamic land of Afghanistan.” 

Al-Qaeda also called for Muslims to rise up across the Arab world and “prepare for the next stage of the struggle”.

“This historic victory will open way for Muslim masses to achieve liberation from despotic rule of tyrants who have been imposed by the West on Islamic World,” proclaimed the terrorists.

Afghanistan is also home a branch of ISIS, which claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport suicide bombing that resulted in the death of 170 Afghans and 13 US Marines.

Earlier this week, experts warned Britain is facing its worst terror threat in many years after the Taliban take-over of Afghanistan.

The warning comes as Boris Johnson has suggested the UK would deal with the fanatics in return for them not allowing Afghanistan to be used as a base for terrorism.

Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, told Times Radio the UK faced “the greatest danger from terrorism since the Islamic State at its height”.

We praise Him for breaking America’s back, tarnishing its global reputation and expelling it, disgraced and humiliated, from the Islamic land of Afghanistan

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He said the threat could even be greater than that posed by ISIS and Britain is facing an “extremely dangerous” situation.

The Taliban “will allow and probably encourage jihadists to pour into the country from all over the world, who plan, meet, prepare, train, organize and carry out strikes against the west from Afghanistan”.

It comes as the chief of the RAF said warplanes are prepared to hit ISIS targets in Afghanistan in the wake of rocket attacks carried out by the terror group.

Sir Mike Wigton was speaking after Dominic Raab said the UK will use “all means necessary” to combat the threat posed by the jihadists.

But it has also emerged UK spies have also reportedly held discussions with the Taliban, to seek assurances Afghanistan won’t be used to launch terror attacks.

Discussions between MI6 officers are believed to have taken place in the past fortnight in the capital Kabul and Doha, Qatar.

Taliban fighters shoot guns and set off fireworks over Kabul as they celebrate US retreat from Afghanistan after 20 years

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