FBI 국장, 아프가니스탄에서 미국에 대한 잠재적 공격에 대한 우려 표명

워싱턴 FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday expressed concern over potential terrorist attacks on US soil emanating from Afghanistan, 인용 “증가하는 지능 격차” 이후 US pulled its troops out of the country in 2021.

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, 공화당 센. Lindsey Graham asked Wray, “Are you worried about an attack on the homeland emanating from places like Afghanistan?”
“우리는,” Wray responded. “Especially now that we’re out, I’m worried about the potential loss of sources and (지능) collection over there.
    The FBI director added that he was worried terrorists in the US could be inspired by the potential growth of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. “I’m worried about the possibility that we will see al Qaeda reconstitute, ISIS-K potentially taking advantage of the deteriorating security environment, and I’m worried about terrorists, including here in the United States, being inspired by what they see over there,” Wray said.
      His comments come just days after the US killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan via drone strike. In announcing the operation, President Joe Biden said Monday, “I made a promise to the American people that we continue to conduct effective counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan and beyond. We’ve done just that.
        Biden pledged that Zawahiriwill never again allow Afghanistan to become a terrorist safe haven, because he is gone and we’re going to make sure that nothing else happens.
        아직도, when asked Thursday whether he was surprised that Zawahiri was living in Afghanistan, Wray said he wasnot surprised, but disappointed.
          Wray’s comments echo aworldwide caution updateissued by the State Department earlier this week in the wake of Zawahiri’s death. “The Department of State believes there is a higher potential for anti-American violence given the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri on July 31, 2022,” the notice said.
            Current information suggests that terrorist organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in multiple regions across the globe,” it described.
            These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics including suicide operations, assassinations, 납치, hijackings, and bombings.

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