A US drone strike struck an ISIS operative in Afghanistan


A US drone strike struck an ISIS operative in the Najjar Province, Afghanistan

The strike came in response to a suicide bombing on Thursday that killed at least 170, including 13 US soldiers.

Evacuations in the UK end today, which means that up to 1,250 Afghans and up to 150 Britons will be left behind.

"We have more," said General Sir Nick Carter, "but I think there will be hundreds who will not come out."

He added that US forces face a few "tough" days with the "rear guard" withdrawal.

"I think our allies will face great challenges because the threat of ISIS-Khorasan has not gone away," he said.

A Pentagon drone strike killed the "plot" behind the ISIS suicide bombing at Kabul airport that left more than 170 dead.

The missile hit an ISIS fighter in his car with another person associated with ISIS in the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. US officials said President Joe Biden approved the strike.

The response came two days after a suicide attack claimed by the group killed 13 American and British soldiers and a child of a British citizen outside the entrance to the runway.

US Navy spokesman William Urban confirmed that the military "carried out a cross-horizon counter-terrorism operation today against the ISIS-Khorasan plot."

The British rescue operation will end today, meaning that up to 1,250 Afghans eligible for asylum in the UK will be left, as well as up to 150 Britons.

On Saturday, General Sir Nick Carter said: "We couldn't get everyone out, and that's heartbreaking. We think we have the most Afghans, but I think there will be hundreds who haven't come out... and something prevented them from coming in rather than addressing any problem from his point of view.". We looked.

He added that US forces face a "challenging" few days with the "rear guard" withdrawal.

Last night, the Defense Ministry said 14,543 people had been rescued from Kabul since August 13, a mix of Afghans and Britons, and that the focus will now shift to getting the diplomats and service members out.

But the announcement came after warnings that Britain was risking the "largest hostage crisis in its history" by leaving some 1,000 Afghan allies at the mercy of the Taliban and ISIS.

The chilling warning came when Boris Johnson admitted he felt "a great sense of remorse" for the hundreds that British forces could not evacuate from Kabul.

"British citizens and deserving people fear for their lives right now."

Mr. Tugendhat added: "Defeat means that you have no opinion... We have just been defeated, and we no longer have any influence on Kabul."

Security sources feared that Taliban or ISIS elements could capture vulnerable Afghans or Britons and demand ransom. As Britain's 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan draws to a close:

The ministers hinted that they plan to eliminate the ISIS leaders responsible for the Kabul atrocities.

According to the BBC, among those killed in the blast was Muhammad Niazi, a British-Afghan who had traveled from London to help take his family to the airport.

Mr. Johnson appeared to criticize US President Joe Biden, saying that the timing of the withdrawal was not "the timing that this country would have chosen";

The prime minister said the scenes in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the bombing were "complicated and very horrific."

Animal rescuer Pen Farthing has made it out of the country with 200 cats and dogs but without Afghan staff.

 A Pentagon spokesman admitted that the Taliban released thousands of Islamic State terrorists from US prisons in Afghanistan.

US officials have warned that they fear further attempted terrorist attacks against all Western forces.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has criticized State Department officials who left documents identifying vulnerable Afghan workers deported on the grounds of the British Embassy.

It turns out that the Taliban now has access to biometric devices containing the names and details - including fingerprints - of Afghans who helped US forces.

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