The US president declared that the situation in Afghanistan remains “extremely dangerous.”
US President Joe Biden said that it is “very likely” that a new attack on the Kabul airport will occur in the next 24-36 hours.
“This [US attack on the Islamic State] was not the last. We will continue to persecute anyone involved in that heinous attack and make them pay for it,” he said in a statement released by the White House.
Biden stressed that “the situation on the ground remains extremely dangerous and the threat of a terrorist attack at [Kabul] airport remains high.” “Our commanders informed me that an attack is very likely in the next 24-36 hours,” he said in that context, adding that he gave them instructions “to take all possible measures to prioritize the protection of the troops and ensure that they have all the necessary authorities, resources and plans to protect our men and women on the ground. “
Biden says the drone strike against ISIS-K was not the last and warns that another Kabul airport attack is "highly likely in the next 24-36 hours"https://t.co/1l5vRYjUVq— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 28, 2021
He also stressed that Washington will continue to evacuate civilians from Afghanistan.
On Friday, the US carried out a drone attack on an Islamic State “lieutenant” in eastern Afghanistan, a day after the terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed more than 170 people, including 13 US soldiers.
Two high profile ISIS targets were killed and another was injured in the US drone strike in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says https://t.co/FtvrR6WPST— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 28, 2021
US President Joe Biden declared that his country “will not forgive” the perpetrators of the attacks and promised that “he will hunt them down and make them pay.”
In this context, the president said that he ordered to prepare attacks against leaders and targets of the Islamic State. In addition, he promised to approve an increase in his country’s military contingent in Afghanistan if necessary.