ISIS K: Taliban’s New Enemies Threaten Afghans and U.S. Troops | Just the FAQs


ISIS K, an affiliate of ISIS is becoming more popular in Afghanistan. Although they are small in number, their belief system is more important than that of the Taliban. RELATED

WASHINGTON – The threat of Islamic State terror attacks in Kabul on civilians surrounding the airport and on American forces posted there has forced changes in the Biden administration’s planning for the evacuation of Afghanistan, according to two U.S. officials.

According to one official, the terror threat was the reason why commanders had stopped flying evacuation flights on Saturday. One official also acknowledged ISIS’K terror threat and its drive to launch a stunning attack. However, the second official stated that suspensions were due more to Al Udeid Air Base Qatar’s limited ability to manage the flood of Afghan refugees as well as American citizens.

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