Hopefully, this is just the start. The Biden administration has launched its first successful attack against the ISIS-K terrorists who killed more than a dozen U.S. military personnel on Thursday.
“The Pentagon on Saturday confirmed that two “high-profile” Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan were killed in a retaliatory drone strike carried out by U.S. military forces less than 48 hours after a suicide bombing by the group at the Kabul airport killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 American service members,” according to National Review. [emphasis added]
“Major General Hank Taylor, deputy director of the Joint Staff for Regional Operations, confirmed during a briefing on Saturday that the two targets were killed and one was wounded.
“‘We know of zero civilian casualties,’ Taylor said. ‘Without specifying any future plans, I will say that we will continue to have the ability to defend ourselves and to leverage over the horizon capability to conduct counterterrorism operations as needed.’ [emphasis added]
“Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Saturday that all of the targets, who were ‘ISIS-K planners and facilitators,’ were hit in a single strike in the Nangahar Province of Afghanistan.
“‘The fact that two of these individuals are no longer walking on the face of the earth. That’s a good thing,’ Kirby said.” [emphasis added]
For more of this report, please go to National Review.
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