Baghdad The Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, confirmed that “we are reviewing many immigration and visa papers for Afghans who want to come to America”.

He said: “There are still threats in Kabul and we are ready to defend ourselves, and we do not believe that al-Qaeda in Afghanistan poses a real threat as it was in the past.”

Kirby added, “We have accomplished our mission in Afghanistan for the past twenty years.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency