Joe Biden predicts a terror strike in Kabul within the next 24 to 36 hours.
Another terrorist strike in Kabul is “very expected” in the next 24 to 36 hours, according to Joe Biden.
The President further stated in a statement on Saturday that the retaliatory bombing that killed two ISIS-K targets would not be the last of its kind. The situation in Kabul “remains highly perilous,” according to Mr. Biden, “and the possibility of terrorist strikes on the airport remains high.”
President Biden stated, “Our military advised me that an attack is extremely likely in the next 24 to 36 hours.”
The warning comes after two Islamic State “planners and facilitators” were killed in a US attack on Afghan soil on Friday.
Following Biden’s commitment to “hunt down” the perpetrators of the terror attack on Kabul airport on Thursday, the strike took place.
“We talked about the strike that US forces carried out [on Friday]night in Afghanistan against the terrorist group Isis-K,” Mr Biden added.
“I promised that we would pursue the organization guilty for the attack in Kabul on our troops and innocent civilians, and we have done so.
“This was not the final strike. We will continue to track down and prosecute anyone who was involved in that horrible crime.
“Anyone attempting to harm the United States or attack our troops will be met with retaliation.”
The incident was denounced by the Taliban, who currently rule Afghanistan, as a “clear aggression” on Afghan soil.
ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul airport on Thursday, which killed roughly 170 civilians and 13 US service members, according to the Pentagon.
Eleven were US marines, one was a soldier, and the last was a sailor.
More than 117,000 US citizens and Afghan allies have been evacuated from the nation, according to Pentagon officials, in one of the largest airlifts in history.
With only two days till Joe Biden’s August 31 deadline for US disengagement approaches, Pentagon officials have acknowledged that the military has begun to withdraw.
According to Reuters, there are now 4,000 US troops at Kabul airport, down from 5,800 during the height of the exodus.
According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the latest US attack will not be enough to defeat ISIS.
“They have lost some capabilities to plan and perform missions,” he said, “but make no mistake, nobody is dismissing this and saying, ‘Well, we got them.’”Brinkwire Summary News