- Biden said that he believes it’s “highly probable” that they will attack the Kabul airport again “in the next 24 to 36 hours.”
- “The situation on the ground remains extremely dangerous and the threat of terrorist attacks at the airport remains high,” said the president.
- Biden assured that the United States will continue to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, despite the “treacherous” situation.
The situation is becoming increasingly tense in Afghanistan and after a first attack in which 13 US troops were killed, Biden assures that “in the next 24 to 36 hours” there will be another attack in Kabul.
In a statement, the president of USA, Joe Biden, said that he believes it’s “highly probable” that they will attack the Kabul airport again “in the next 24 to 36 hours,” after they were attacked for the first time on Thursday, leaving 13 Americans dead.
Biden believes that “in the next 24 to 36 hours” there will be another attack in Kabul
This Saturday, the president met with his national security team, among which are generals and members of his Government, for later issue a statement on the current situation and the next steps of the United States.
“The situation on the ground remains extremely dangerous and the threat of terrorist attacks at the airport remains high. Our commanders have informed me that an attack is highly probable in the next 24 to 36 hours, ”the president said in the text.
Protect American Soldiers
The president assured that the United States will continue to evacuate the Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul, despite the “treacherous” situation in the capital of Afghanistan, which is now controlled by the Taliban.
Despite going ahead with the final withdrawal of his troops and his people, scheduled for August 31, Biden issued the order to senior US military officials to take “all necessary measures” to protect the soldiers who continued. with the mission.
Attack against the United States
Last Thursday, 13 troops died in an attack against US forces. Following the news, President Biden promised revenge and assured that he would prosecute and make the culprits pay.
During the meeting this Saturday, the national security team presented the president with the advances, because in retaliation, the United States attacked with a drone and killed two alleged “high-profile” members of the Islamic State (IS) who were in Afghanistan .
With this swift action by US forces, President Biden claimed to have kept his promise, but even so he indicated that this “will not be the last” attack against the so-called Islamic State of Khorasan (as the jihadists refer to Afghanistan), he explained. EFE.
“We will continue to hunt down anyone involved in that heinous attack and we will make them pay for it. We will respond whenever someone tries to harm America or attack our troops. That is something that should never be in doubt, ”he said.
Maximum alert for credible threat
Since Thursday’s attack, the United States has been on high alert thanks to information that reveals credible threats against its troops in Afghanistan. There are still “very real” and “very dynamic” threats against US troops, the Pentagon said.
Meanwhile, the Biden government withdraws US troops in Afghanistan and it is that the Kabul airport, where on Thursday there was a deadly double attack, has become a ‘tense’ war zone where more than a hundred people died and 13 American soldiers. The Pentagon announced that soldiers have already begun to withdraw from the country.
US troops in Afghanistan begin to withdraw
“The threats to our troops are still very real and very dynamic,” Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news conference. Kirby said the Pentagon is “monitoring in real time” those threats.
In addition, he said that he is taking “all necessary measures” to safeguard the security of his troops. Likewise, the spokesman indicated that the Pentagon has begun to withdraw part of the 5,000 US soldiers deployed at the Kabul airport.
US troops in Afghanistan ‘flee’ after attacks
The military had been helping US citizens and Afghan collaborators to leave the country after the Taliban took control of the capital on August 15, reports the Efe news agency.
In response to a question from a journalist, Kirby confirmed the troop departure and, using military language, said: “We have started a retrograde movement.” Kirby declined to offer exact details on the number of soldiers remaining in Afghanistan.
American troops in the midst of disaster
The above, citing security reasons. The United States had already warned that it would use the last days of its mission in Afghanistan to evacuate its soldiers, in compliance with the August 31 deadline that the president, Joe Biden, had set for withdrawal.
Despite the progressive evacuation of soldiers, the United States “is still in control of the airport” and its security, Kirby said at the press conference. In the same appearance, the Deputy Director of Logistics of the General Staff, General Hank Taylor, assured that the US forces will operate the airport “until the end.” Biden believes that “in the next 24 to 36 hours” there will be another attack in Kabul.
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