The withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan increased the risk of a new terrorist attack like the one that occurred on September 11, 2001 in the United States. This was stated by the head of the British counterintelligence Ken McCallum. His words are quoted by The Times newspaper.
According to the head of MI5, Washington’s decision “encouraged” Islamic extremists. This is not only about raising morale, but also about the high probability of terrorists regrouping in order to carry out more sophisticated attacks.
“…The risk that they will recreate and put us again in the face of well — designed complex plots that we faced during the September 11 attacks and in the following years, ” McCallum explained.
Hijacked by terrorists, two passenger liners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, completely destroying them. The third plane crashed into the west wing of the Ministry of Defense building in Washington. The fourth one fell and crashed near the city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). According to official statistics, 2,749 people died in New York, 189 people died in Washington, and 44 people died in Pennsylvania.