“We haven’t finished with you yet”: Biden warns ISIS-K


President Joe Biden warned ISIS-Khorasan, a group that killed 13 U.S. military personnel in a terrorist bombing at Kabul Airport, saying that those who harm the United States “will pay the final price.” ..

Biden Rebellious speech to the people On August 31, the day after the last US military aircraft departed from Kabul International Airport in Kabul, the United States said it was still committed to pursuing terrorist organizations “without boots on the ground.”

“We will maintain the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and other countries,” said the Democratic president. “Last week, ISIS-K demonstrated its capabilities. ISIS-K has 13 military personnel and dozens of innocent Afghanistan. A few days after the killing, we attacked ISIS-K in a remote location.

“And to ISIS-K: we haven’t finished with you yet,” he warned.

Biden also warned, “For those who want to harm America, we will hunt you down and you will pay the final price.”

Evacuation efforts from Kabul were undermined by a deadly terror bombing on August 26, killing 13 US soldiers, 3 British, and about 170 Afghans. ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack.

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On August 26, 2021, smoke rises from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Wali Sabawoon / AP Photo)

Founded in 2015, ISIS Korasan, also known as ISIS-K, is the enemy of the Taliban and US vows.

According to the group, it has been active for many years since its inception. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC think tank that said the group received support from ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Headquartered east of Afghanistan, ISIS affiliates carried out several catastrophic attacks primarily targeting the country’s minority Shiite Muslims.

According to CSIS, the group has caused nearly 100 attacks on civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan and about 250 clashes with security forces in the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan since January 2017.

Elsewhere in Tuesday’s speech, Biden defended his administration’s response to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 31, but the threat of terrorism “changed” and spread to other countries around the world. Said he did.

“That’s the guideline behind my decision on Afghanistan,” said the president. “I simply don’t believe that continuing to deploy thousands of US troops and spending billions of dollars a year in Afghanistan will enhance US security and security.

“But I also know that the threat from terrorism continues in its harmful and evil nature. But it has changed and expanded to other countries. Our strategy must also change. Must be. “

Biden said the United States will continue to fight terrorism in Afghanistan and other countries. “We have the so-called over-the-horizon feature, which means we can attack terrorists and targets without American boots on the ground. If necessary, very few,” Biden said. ..

The president referred to the August 29 US drone strike on vehicles carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from the ISIS-K terrorist group, alleging that they had demonstrated such capabilities.

Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for the Central Command (CENTCOM), said he was investigating reports of civilian casualties after the attack. statement Late August 29th.

Biden also pointed out an increasing number of challenges from China and Russia, such as “cyber attacks and nuclear proliferation” that the United States needs to invest resources on August 31.

“There is nothing more China and Russia want in this competition than the United States will stagnate in Afghanistan for another decade,” he said.

Catabella Roberts