Four children have been killed in a US anti-terrorist operation in Kabul [video]
KABUL, ($1= 86.13 Afghan Afghani) – According to the Afghan Ministry of Health, quoted by the BBC, a strong explosion was heard in the area of the airport in Kabul, in the “Hadji-Bugr” neighborhood, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Sega. The strike was aimed at the United States against a car bomb of the Islamic State in Khorasan [IS-K], which was supposed to explode at the airport, where hundreds of people are still waiting to flee Afghanistan.
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From the videos on Twitter, it is clear that the car was located next to a house located in the neighborhood. The United States has eliminated the target. The victims of the explosion were reportedly 6 – 4 children, a man and a woman, Ariana News reports.
A military official said the crash caused secondary explosions, indicating the presence of a significant amount of explosive substances in the vehicle.
This comes hours after US President Joe Biden said new similar scenes were expected following the August 26 attack on the Islamic State in Khorasan, which killed 13 US servicemen and three British citizens, including a child, as well as more than 170 people.
Meanwhile, Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to US President Joe Biden, said the United States would continue to work with the Taliban to ensure the safe passage of those wishing to leave Afghanistan after the August 31 deadline. US forces are ready to end their evacuation mission in Kabul before Tuesday’s deadline, but fears remain for those who will remain in the country after the deadline. Sullivan confirmed that the United States will not have an embassy in Afghanistan from September 1, but said it would consider “more strikes and other operations against the Islamic State extremist group in Khorasan.”
The US military has entered the final phase of an evacuation from Kabul. Taliban officials say they are ready to take full control of the airport pending the withdrawal of the last American. Just over 1,000 civilians currently at Hamid Karzai Airport remain to be evacuated, a US security official said on Sunday. The Taliban has a team of technical experts and qualified engineers ready to take over the airport.
The Taliban also said they hoped to announce the country’s new government within days.
What is the US hiding?
Late last night, the Pentagon and all the world’s media spread the news that the United States has responded to the terrorist attacks of Thursday, August 26, by carrying out a drone attack and killing a terrorist involved in planning the attacks.
“US military forces conducted an over-the-horizon counterterrorism operation today against an ISIS-K planner. The unmanned airstrike occurred in the Nangahar province of Afghanistan. Initial indications are that we killed the target. We know of no civilian casualties,” Capt. Bill Urban, the spokesman for the US Central Command, said in a written statement.
This message was well-received by the general public, it spread like a virus in the media, but one question did not get its answer – who is the terrorist killed? Of course, we can say that this is not mentioned for security reasons, but it does not make sense. In recent years, we have witnessed how, after the elimination of a terrorist or scientist, the United States, Israel, Russia, France, Germany, and other countries announced the name of the murdered to ensure to the world that the work is done.
There is no name this time. Is it because it is not exactly as it is presented to us by the Pentagon? Why is the name of the killed terrorist from the terrorist group ISIL-K not mentioned?
This question is logical and as the domino effect raises other similar questions, such as: was there a drone attack, does the US know who killed, can they prove it, how do they guarantee that they killed a terrorist involved in the planning of the August 26 terrorist attacks, without disclosing his name, whether he was high in the ISIL-K hierarchy and dozens of other issues that could be interpreted differently.
To ask such a question, we have the following logic – if they knew where to strike the Americans with an air attack by drone, this suggests that there was information which particular terrorist or group of terrorists were located in the area of attack. I.e. if they knew the name of the particular terrorist who was involved in the attacks, that he would be in the strike zone at that moment, why didn’t they say his name, claiming that the attack was successful and he was eliminated?
We are not claiming that there was no attack, that no terrorist was killed. We trust the US military and believe their word. However, in recent years, and especially in recent months, we have witnessed military operations that did not go exactly according to plan. History remembers dozens of military operations that claimed one at first but later turned out not to be true.
Just to remind you: during the rocket war this year between Israel and Hamas, the Israelis not only said which buildings had hit Gaza but also listed by name the Hamas leaders who had been killed.
Today, the United States does not say that name. Was there a terrorist assassination, or was it just a military drone operation that did not guarantee it was successful?
If today or in the coming days the Pentagon provides information about the killed terrorist, we will update this article with the latest information.
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