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Central leadership of Al-Qaeda weakens in Pakistan, says McRaven

WASHINGTON: Admiral William McRaven, the person leading the Abbotabad Operation against Osama Bin Laden, has said that the leadership of Al-Qaeda has weakened in Pakistan however they can be active after the US forces pull out of Afghanistan, ARY News reports from Washington.

According to a foreign news agency, Admiral William McRaven told the Armed Service Committee of the Congress that there is a chance of Al-Qaeda getting re-active in Afghanistan after the US forces withdraw from the region.

"The threat of Al-Qaeda will remain in tribal areas of Pakistan and Nothern areas of Afghanistan such as Kunar and Nooristan”, he said.

McRaven further briefed the committee that the central leadership of the terrorist organization has become weak to a huge extent whereas its linked groups are active in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Northern Africa.

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