The US has bluntly told the Taliban that it will continue to carry out drone strikes in Afghanistan if needed.Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Tuesday that even though his military presence in Afghanistan is over, the Pentagon will continue to conduct drone strikes against Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) and others within Afghanistan if needed.
The US had recently launched a drone strike on an IS planner as well as a suspected car in a residential area after a suicide attack near Kabul airport.170 Afghan civilians, including 13 American soldiers, were killed in this attack.Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) claimed responsibility for the attacks.Fux News reported that Kirby has indicated that the Pentagon will use drone strikes if a future threat arises.
"We have the full potential to ensure we protect and defend our national interests," Fox News quoted Kirby as saying in an interview with NPR."Without speculating about future operations, we will continue to maintain those capabilities and use them as needed," Kirby said.
The United States military left Afghanistan on Tuesday morning after the longest military operation.Addressing the nation on ending America's 20-year war in Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden warned the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), which carried out a suicide attack on the Kabul airport, that our revenge is not yet complete. Has happened.Biden said that those who want to harm America, we will find and kill such people and they will have to pay the price.
Biden defended his decision to leave Afghanistan, saying that withdrawing the army was the best and right decision for America.He said there was no reason to wage a war that was not in the interests of the American people.Addressing the nation from the White House, Biden said that I believe that this is the best decision for America.