Biden govt had intel on ISIS attack 24 hrs before Kabul airport bombing - Report

Published on Sep 01, 2021 06:48 PM IST
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Did the Joe Biden administration have advance knowledge that the Islamic State's (ISIS) Khorasan affiliate would try to commit a major terrorist act in Afghanistan's capital Kabul? A news report in 'Politico' suggests that Biden's Defense Secretary had asked officials to prepare for a 'mass casualty event' around 24 hours before the actual attack, which killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 US soldiers, occurred. The report states that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, had said that there's intel warning that ISIS-K may perpetrate a 'complex attack'. Politico says that commanders calling in from Afghanistan had said that Kabul airport's Abbey Gate, where the attack eventually took place, was at 'high risk'. Watch the full video for more.

 
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