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Pompeo says fewer than 200 al Qaeda left in Afghanistan today

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti (not pictured) at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 4, 2020. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that there are fewer than 200 al Qaeda left in Afghanistan today.

Pompeo was speaking at an Atlantic Council event.

Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, Humeyra Pamuk, David Brunnstrom and Daphne Psaledakis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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