United States monitoring terrorists, including from ISIS near Kabul Airport

President Joe Biden said Friday that U.S. forces are monitoring possible terrorist threats near Kabul Airport, including ISIS, after the release of a high-profile prison when the Taliban hijacked Afghanistan. Said.

“We are closely monitoring potential terrorist threats at and around the airport, including Afghanistan’s ISIS affiliates released from prison,” Biden said. Said Friday White House reporter. “ISIS in Afghanistan was the enemy of the Taliban’s oath,” he added.

ISIS has Fought before With the Taliban in remote areas of Afghanistan since ISIS formed a debris group in Khorasan Province in 2015. Combat between groups occurred in Zabourg a few years ago, and more were outbreaks in 2017.

Biden’s comment that the ISIS is an enemy of the Taliban is a clear attempt to alleviate the fear that the Taliban (a terrorist group of its own designation) will not turn on Americans and Afghans trying to evacuate.

However, in addition to ISIS terrorists, there are also members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, which were mainly accused of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Released reportedly From a prison in Afghanistan. Biden did not mention al-Qaeda, but said his 20-year mission in Afghanistan had finally succeeded in eliminating Osama bin Laden, the former leader of the group.

Last August, ISIS terrorists attacked a Jalalabad prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 39 people.

“The purpose of this attack was to rescue all Daesh members in the prison, but unfortunately it involved five or six Daesh seniors,” said one source. .. Said Last year’s Associated Press referred to ISIS’s derogatory Arabic. He said some of the escaped prisoners included one of the group’s leaders.

Some ISIS members Reportedly Members of the Taliban became “apostates” because they were willing to negotiate with the United States and could not apply the Shari’a law with sufficient enthusiasm.

This week, ISIS issued a statement through its weekly Al-Naba publication. Accusation The Taliban, working with the US and Western troops, reported WION.

According to the editorial, “While the Taliban marched to Kabul, how the U.S. Army and the Taliban coordinated directly, and how the evacuation procedures of thousands of Crusaders and spies were in strong trust between the two. I saw if it continued. “

Also in a Friday speech, Biden reported that 15,000 Americans remained in the country amid a torrent of criticism at home and abroad, his withdrawal at Kabul Airport and his subsequent turmoil. I tried to defend the treatment of the administration. According to him, help will be provided to Americans leaving Afghanistan.

Amnesty International said the day before that Tullivan, a member of Sunni Muslims, brutally tortured and killed nine men, primarily a Shiite Hazaras minority group, after occupying Ghazni.

Jack phillips

Jack phillips

Senior reporter

Jack Phillips is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.