Biden Vows Further Strikes vs Islamic State In Afghanistan
US President Joe Biden on Saturday promised further strikes against the Islamic State in Afghanistan in retaliation for a deadly bombing outside Kabul airport and warned that the situation on the ground continued to be "extremely dangerous."
Photo Insert: US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are briefed by their national security team on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
"This strike was not the last. We will continue to hunt down any person involved in that heinous attack and make them pay," Biden said, Trevor Hunnicutt reported for Reuters.
"Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours. I directed them to take every possible measure to prioritize force protection."
Biden’s pledge comes as the wraps up its evacuation of Americans and Afghans who had worked with the US military and are at risk of being killed or imprisoned by the Taliban. A total of 4,000 US troops are still in Kabul.