The United States launched an attack against a person described as an ISIS planner. According to reports, we allegedly got him. No other casualties have been reported at this time.
The alleged attack was in retaliation for the bombing on Thursday they killed 13 U.S. servicemen. I am curious as to how we knew where to attack since we moved the CIA out of the country at the same time the troops were originally evacuated from Afghanistan.
Around the same time Friday night, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul posted a new warning of a threat of another terror attack near the airport and they warned Americans to move away from the gates.
How are they supposed to get out of the country before the deadline in just a couple of days from now? I am afraid we will end up leaving a lot of Americans in Afghanistan after we get down to the deadline. The Taliban has held firmly that they will not allow an extension.
“[email protected] spox: US military “conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties.”
.@CENTCOM spox: US military “conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties."
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 28, 2021
The Kabul Embassy warning posted Friday night:
Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kabul (August 27, 2021)
Event: Because of security threats at the Kabul airport, we continue to advise U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates.
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U.S. citizens who are at the Abbey gate, East gate, North gate or the New Ministry of Interior gate now should leave immediately.
Actions to take:
Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially in large crowds.
Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to curfews.
Have a contingency plan for emergencies and review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
By U.S. Embassy in Kabul | 28 August, 2021 | Topics: Alert, Notification