A day after Joe Biden warned the jihadist group Islamic State in Afghanistan In the wake of imminent retaliation for the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, in which 13 uniformed Americans were killed and 18 others wounded, the Pentagon revealed that a missile attack launched from an unmanned aircraft (drone) killed a prominent member of that terrorist group.
The attack came just as the White House warned that it has indications that the Islamic State plans to attack the Islamic State again. Kabul airport evacuation. The US embassy in Afghanistan has recommended moving away from the airport perimeter again. Biden has set Tuesday, August 31, as the deadline to complete the exit.
According to a spokesman for the US Central Command, Captain Bill Urban, “the US military carried out a counterterrorism operation against an Islamic State operation in Afghanistan. The unmanned aerial attack occurred in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province. The first signs are that we killed the target. We do not believe there were civilian casualties.
The evacuation of Afghanistan continues its course. On Friday they left that country 41 flights with 4,200 people on board. Since the Taliban came back to power, the US has extracted 110,000 people, according to the White House. In the terrorist attack on Thursday, 170 Afghan civilians were also killed.
Biden himself authorized the drone strike in Afghanistan, advised by the defense secretary Lloyd Austin, according to a Pentagon official said. This Saturday Biden meets again with his security team to analyze the situation in Afghanistan before the full withdrawal.
On Thursday, Biden warned those responsible for the attack of imminent retaliation. «We will chase them and make them pay“Said the president. “Those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes to harm America, know that we will neither forgive nor forget. We will hunt them down and make them pay. I will defend our interests and our population, “the US president added in a speech at the White House.
The US administration believes that the Islamic State was behind the attack, although it is still formally investigating the blame. The US is coordinating with the Taliban, enemies of those jihadists, although the president said he does not trust them.