Biden: Another Attack on Kabul Likely, Pledges More Strikes on Islamic State

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In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, a Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command calms a child during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

President Joe Biden is warning that it’s “highly likely” an Islamic State affiliate will try another attack in Afghanistan.

The State Department has urged all American citizens to leave the vicinity of Kabul’s airport immediately, citing in its early morning warning a specific, credible threat.

Biden has vowed to expand a U.S. air campaign against the Islamic extremist group whose suicide bomb attack at the airport last Thursday killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members.

The Pentagon said the remaining contingent of U.S. forces at the airport, now numbering fewer than 4,000, had begun its final withdrawal ahead of Biden’s deadline for ending the evacuation on Tuesday.

The remains of the 13 fallen American service members have begun their journey home.

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