Saturday, August 28, 2021

Biden Vows More Strikes Against Daesh-K as New Terrorist Attack Deemed 'Highly Likely' Within 24-36 Hours - Sputnik International

US President Joe Biden has promised to conduct additional strikes against Daesh-Khorasan fighters in Afghanistan, and indicated that the US deems the threat of a new attack on the Kabul airport "highly likely" over the next 24-36 hours.

    "[Friday's] strike was not the last. We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay. Whenever anyone seeks to harm the United States or attack our troops, we will respond. That will never be in doubt," a readout of Biden's remarks posted by the White House on Saturday says.

"The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours. I directed them to take every possible measure to prioritize force protection, and ensured that they will have all the authorities, resources and plans to protect our men and women on the ground," Biden added, according to the release.

    The president also confirmed that "despite the treacherous situation" in the Afghan capital, US forces were continuing the evacuation of civilians, with 6,800 people, including "hundreds of Americans," taken out of the country aboard military transport on Friday. Biden said that over 117,000 people have been evacuated over the past month or so....


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