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US airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden's promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate Saturday. The airstrike was launched from beyond Afghanistan less than 48 hours after the devastating Kabul attack that killed 13 Americans and scores of Afghans with just days left in a final U.S. withdrawal after 20 years of war. U.S. Central Command provided few details; it said it believed its strike killed no civilians.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-airstrike-targets-islamic-state-member-in-afghanistan/ar-AANNt17

 

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Yeah... sounds like the kind of "trade" the current admin would make.  IF it happened at all.  One goat herder for 13 dead Americans.  I hope that at least he was guilty of something and not just a handy solution for this irredeemably feckless, criminal administration.  :angry:   I guess those 13, too, "should have known better".   DISGUSTING...

 

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1 minute ago, and then said:

Yeah... sounds like the kind of "trade" the current admin would make.  IF it happened at all.  One goat herder for 13 dead Americans.  I hope that at least he was guilty of something and not just a handy solution for this irredeemably feckless, criminal administration.  :angry:   I guess those 13, too, "should have known better".   DISGUSTING...

 

What's truly disgusting are your comments not a single sad word for those who died or their families. Just more of your political rhetoric, you know one day soon your going to burn those fingers up typing endless political tirades that only further prove this is some kind of game to you. Do you even realize how your comments look, well there not getting the response you wish they would. So lean back in your recliner and carry on if nothing else you are entertaining!;)

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This was released by ABC News.

https://6abc.com/afghanistan-attack-isis-islamic-state/10981611/

It wasn't clear if the targeted individual was involved directly in the Thursday suicide blast outside the gates of the Kabul airport, where crowds of Afghans were desperately trying to get in as part of the ongoing evacuation.

Based on a preliminary assessment, U.S. officials believe the suicide vest used in the attack, which killed at least 169 Afghans in addition to the 13 Americans, carried about 25 pounds of explosives and was loaded with shrapnel, a U.S. official said Friday. A suicide bomb typically carries five to 10 pounds of explosives, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss preliminary assessments of the bombing.

The Marine Corps said 11 of the 13 Americans killed were Marines. One was a Navy sailor and one an Army soldier. Their names have not been released pending notification of their families, a sometimes-lengthy process that Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said involves "difficult conversations."

Still, sorrowful details of those killed were starting to emerge. One Marine from Wyoming was on his first tour in Afghanistan and his wife is expecting a baby in three weeks; another was a 20-year-old man from Missouri whose father was devastated by the loss. A third, a 20-year-old from Texas, had joined the armed services out of high school.
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