Thousands of people still massed waiting at Kabul airport, hoping to be evacuated from Afghanistan following the takeover by the Taliban, whose co-founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arrived in the Afghan capital to meet the leadership of the group on the formation of the new government. The security situation is getting complicated in Kabul. While rumors of several deaths chase each other, with an Independent journalist from the Afghan capital reporting four women who died from the crowd and the heat, the US has issued an alert to fellow countrymen: there are “potential security threats outside the country. airport entrance “so” avoid going there unless you receive individual instructions “about it.
Afghanistan, threat of ISIS attacks at Kabul airport
The United States has announced that there are “threats”, including from ISIS, of attacks on the Kabul airport, where American soldiers are engaged in the evacuation operations. The fear, some US media explain, is that the Afghan branch of ISIS could take advantage of the confusion around the airport to attack American citizens.
AFGHANISTAN: BIDEN SEES NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM, ANTI-TERRORISM OPERATIONS DISCUSSED
US President Joe Biden met his national security team today to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. This was announced by a White House official, according to whom “counter-terrorism operations” were also discussed, including against Isis-K (Islamic State-Khorasan). The group is a sworn enemy of the Taliban and is considered one of the potential threats due to which, among other things, the American embassy in Kabul today asked its compatriots not to go to the airport of the capital, where the security situation it is progressively deteriorating.
High tension between Biden and the Pentagon
Meanwhile, however, there is high tension between Biden and the Pentagon. Repubblica writes: “The gap between the Commander-in-Chief and his Staff is becoming more and more marked. This is also demonstrated by the reaction of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin – the general who in March presented the hypothetical scenario to the White House of an Afghanistan reconquered by the Taliban immediately after the withdrawal – after the Biden press conference on Friday (the second in 5 days, which arrived the day after the interview granted to the ABC network). After hearing the president say on live TV “we will report to all Americans are home, the streets of the airport are not blocked “, Austin openly denied his assertions:” Unfortunately, some people, including Americans, were denied access to the airport and were beaten by the Taliban. An unacceptable situation. »”.