The United States confirmed the death of two high-ranking officials of the Islamic State after an attack carried out in Afghanistan



The United States attacked an Islamic State target in retaliation for the Kabul bombing.


© Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla
The United States attacked an Islamic State target in retaliation for the Kabul bombing.

The United States confirmed this Saturday the death of two senior officials of the Afghan affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) and a third injured in his counterattack after the attack carried out on Thursday of this week by the terrorist organization at the Kabul airport, which cost the lives of 170 people, including 13 US military personnel.

The two deceased were identified as “a planner and a facilitator”Of the terrorist organization that died from the impact of missiles launched by a drone, according to the military spokesman for the Pentagon, General William ‘Hank’ Taylor.

“I can confirm, as more information has come in, that two high profile Islamic State targets have died and one was injured, I have no record of civilian casualties”, He affirmed in a press conference.

According to a previous statement by Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban, “the unmanned aerial attack occurred in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province”.

On the other hand, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, assured that the US military began to retreat from Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, although he also stated that the US “is still in charge of the airport” and security within 72 hours of its complete withdrawal.

We will continue to operate the airport until the very end to ensure that we can run our operations“Added Taylor, who also denied information from the Afghan media about the possible Taliban control of at least three entry points to the facilities.

From the beginning of evacuation operations, The US has removed 117,000 people, 6,800 of them in 66 flights made in the last 24 hours. Today another 1,400 people are expected to leave, As minimum.

Finally Kirby mentioned that lhe remains of the 13 US servicemen killed in Afghanistan are already on their way to the United States.

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