Afghanistan is ‘falling before our eyes’ amid ally withdrawal

Australian APEC Study Centre’s Prof Joe Siracusa says Afghanistan is "falling before our eyes" as the Taliban continue to retake the country amid withdrawal of allied forces.

"There’s no doubt that Islamic law, Sharia law is coming back," Prof Siracusa told Sky News.

"I’m telling you this, Afghanistan will once again be a magnet for al-Qaeda and other elements like that because it’s the place to go and they also have the protection of Pakistan.

"So the perfect storm is going to brew again and there’s nothing we can do about it."