Biden kills two high-profile ISIS targets and removes 100,000 Afghans from Afghanistan
President Biden has taken more than 100,000 Afghans out of Afghanistan while killing two high-profile ISIS-K targets.
The Pentagon announced that two high-profile ISIS-K targets were killed in a US drone strike:
The Pentagon announced in a briefing:
I can confirm, as more information has arrived, that two high-profile ISIS targets were killed, and one was injured. And we know of zero civilians victims. Without specifying future plans, I’ll say we will continue to have the ability to defend ourselves and take advantage on the horizon’s ability to carry out counterterrorism operations as required.
We continue the evacuation US citizens and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul. In fact, there are approximately 1,400 people in Kabul airport that has been screened and manifested for flights today. Like I said yesterday, we have the ability to include evacuees in military airlifts of Afghanistan to the end. This is a massive army diplomatic, security and human operation for us and our allies.
ANDesterday, 32 U.S. military aircraft, 27 C-17 and five The C-130s left with approximately 4,000 employees. Combined with 34 coalitions planes, departures, a 2,800 additional people remained Kabul for various staging bases. 66 flights departed from Kabul yesterday in the 24 hour period with 6,800 evacuees. Today, I can report an update total evacuation which is more of 117,000. The vast majority of which are Afghans. Of this total number, approximately 5,400 are American the citizens.
Biden is killing terrorists and driving Afghans out, but Republicans are still complaining.
The evacuation that Biden has been able to carry out is an astonishing feat. Of the 6,000 Americans who were in Afghanistan, 5,400 are out, and the State Department says 350 more Americans want to leave and 280 Americans will stay:
President Biden deserves praise, he is not calling for your resignation. It is in the process of carrying out an evacuation that some experts and media critics did not believe was possible.
The administration even warned about the ISIS attack on the Kabul airport before it happened.
America’s original sin was going to Afghanistan without a clear goal of victory. Evacuation was always going to be complicated and life threatening. As we mourn the 13 Marines who lost their lives, we must also not lose sight of the feat that the Biden administration has accomplished.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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