By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The United States subject struck backmost astatine the Islamic State connected Saturday, bombing an IS subordinate successful Afghanistan little than 48 hours aft a devastating termination bombing claimed by the radical killed arsenic galore arsenic 169 Afghans and 13 American work members astatine the Kabul airport.
U.S. Central Command said the U.S. conducted a drone onslaught against an Islamic State subordinate successful Nangahar believed to beryllium progressive successful readying attacks against the U.S. successful Kabul. The onslaught killed 1 individual, and spokesperson Navy Capt. William Urban said they knew of nary civilian casualties.
It wasn’t wide if that idiosyncratic was progressive specifically successful the Thursday termination blast extracurricular the gates of the Kabul airport, wherever crowds of Afghans were desperately trying to get successful arsenic portion of the ongoing evacuation from the state aft the Taliban’s accelerated takeover.
The airstrike fulfilled a vow President Joe Biden made to the federation Thursday erstwhile helium said the perpetrators of the onslaught would not beryllium capable to hide. “We volition hunt you down and marque you pay,” helium said. Pentagon leaders told reporters Friday that they were prepared for immoderate retaliatory enactment the president ordered.
“We person options determination close now,” said Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.