US Attacks Islamic State Positions in Afghanistan | News

The military forces of the United States (USA) carried out an attack with unmanned aircraft (drones) on Saturday against positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh, in Arabic) on the territory of Afghanistan, two days after the attack in Kabul.

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In a statement, the US Central Command (Centcom) reported that the drone operation, directed against a Daesh lieutenant, took place early this Saturday (local time) in the Afghan province of Nangarhar.

“The first signs are that we killed the target. We do not know of civilian casualties, “said Centcom spokesman Captain Bill Urban, quoted by the brief press release.

Last Thursday, a terrorist attack occurred near the international airport in Kabul, the Afghan capital, which killed 169 Afghan civilians, 13 American soldiers and three British soldiers. The attack was attributed to the self-styled Islamic State.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, warned on Thursday that he would hunt down and make those responsible for the attacks perpetrated at the Kabul International Airport pay, and ordered the preparation of actions to fulfill that objective.

The US is preparing to end the evacuation operations for its Afghan personnel and collaborators next Tuesday, which began at the time that the Taliban insurgent movement took control of the Asian country.

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