Highlights:

  • US President Joe Biden pledged to hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombings initiated by the ISIS-K terror group
  • US president has also confronted pressure from foreign leaders demanding to extend the self-imposed deadline of August 31
  • Joe Biden defended every criticism, stating that it is the time to conclude America’s longest war

US President Joe Biden pledged to hunt down the perpetrators of the suicide bombings initiated by the ISIS-K terror group near the Kabul airport on Thursday, which claimed the lives of dozens of people, including Afghan civilians and 13 US troops. He informed that the ongoing evacuation process in Afghanistan will carry on undeterred by the twin attacks.

Earlier, the US military took out Al -Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who had mastermind the September 11, 2001 terror attack in America, Islamic state founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani who is considered to be the fountainhead of terrorism in West Asia.

In a speech from the White House, Joe Biden said, “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this – we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interest and our people with every measure at my command.”

Furthermore, he added, “We have some reason to believe we know who they are – not certain – and we will find ways of our choosing, without large military operations, to get them.” He stated, “We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation.”

On the other hand, Biden is facing multiple criticisms from across the world for the abrupt withdrawal of the US and US-led international forces from Afghanistan despite his and his aide’s attempts to accuse the unfolding mess on the former US President Donald Trump and his 2020 deal with the Taliban.

Moreover, the US president has also confronted pressure from foreign leaders demanding to extend the self-imposed deadline of August 31 for withdrawing all the US troops and personnel from war-torn Afghanistan.

However, Joe Biden defended every criticism, stating that it is time to conclude America’s longest war and that the troop’s pulled-out process would be messy irrespective of when it is eventually carried out.

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