Despite al-Zawahiri strike, US officials are concerned about tracking terrorism threats in Afghanistan

Aug. 5, 2022, 3:08 p.m.

(CNN) Shortly before the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Defense Department created a task force responsible for handling counterterrorism strikes inside the country after American troops had left -- a so-called "over the horizon" strategy that officials promised would keep Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for terror groups like al Qaeda and ISIS to flourish.

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