U.S. provides $ 10 million to Intel in ISIS-K leader and Kabul airport attack


On Monday, the United States received up to 10 million each for information that could lead to the identity verification or location of ISIS-K leader Sanau Ragafari and information that could lead to the arrest or conviction of the person responsible for the deadly attack at Kabul International last year. The airport has announced two rewards for dollars.

ISIS-K is a regional ISIS affiliate that first appeared in 2014 and is named after the old terminology of the Khorasan region. It has previously fought both the Western Support Government and the Taliban, which collapsed in August.

Ghaffari was appointed in June 2020 to lead ISIS-K in Afghanistan by the leaders of a radical group.

He was designated a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” by the US State Department in November and is responsible for approving all ISIS-K operations across Afghanistan and arranging funding to carry out the operations.

The second reward provided is for information related to the attack on Kabul International Airport on August 26, last year. Evacuation efforts were underway after President Joe Biden withdrew US troops as the Taliban terrorist group took control of the city.

The U.S. military said one ISIS bomber had killed 13 U.S. forces and at least 170 Afghans in the attack.

“Terrorists have launched suicide bombings at airports as the United States and other governments have evacuated their citizens and vulnerable Afghanistan from the country on a large scale,” the State Department says. Said Monday. “ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the attack.”

The bombing made President Joe Biden’s administration struggle to answer the accusations that the State Department was able to evacuate Americans faster instead of endangering US troops.

US officials said in November that they believed that ISIS-K could develop its ability to attack outside Afghanistan within 6-12 months.

“These rewards are offered at key moments in the fight against ISIS,” said Assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Security, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi Al-Kreisi, who has been the leader of ISIS since 2019. Emphasizing death, during a US counter-terrorism operation in Syria.

He was the target of operations in northwestern Syria, and U.S. officials said he committed suicide when U.S. Central Command-controlled U.S. special operations forces approached Atme’s building, where terrorist leaders were. Stated.

“The operation and the provision of these new rewards underscore our determination to identify, find and defeat ISIS leaders in Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the world where they may be found. “Masu,” Smith added.

Zachary Stieber and Reuters contributed to this report.

Isabelle van Brugen

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Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a Master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism from City University of London.

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