The US government confirmed it carried out a drone strike against ISIS in retaliation to its attack on the Kabul airport.
On Thursday’s suicide bombing attack, at least 13 American service members were killed along with hundreds of Afghan citizens. After the attack, which was soon claimed by the terrorist group ISIS, President Biden vowed to retaliate. By Friday evening, the US Central Command organized and set the retaliation attack into motion. The US’s drone strike was directed at the ISIS leader who organized the attack, according to a spokesman, “Preliminary indications are that we killed the goal. We all know of no civilian casualties.”
The White House warned of the potential for upcoming attacks in the next few days. Before the Taliban’s takeover, the Biden administration planned to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan before August 31st.
In the days leading up to that deadline, and those preceding the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it is unknown what the Taliban or other terrorist groups in Afghanistan may do. Currently, American-made weapons and equipment from military bases have been seized by the Taliban and their control across the country is on the rise.
ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO
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