Biden: US Watching for Terrorists, Including From ISIS, Near Kabul AirportEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden on Friday said the U.S. military is keeping watch on possible terrorist threats near the Kabul airport, including ISIS, coming after a number of high-profile prison releases occurred as the Taliban took over Afghanistan. “We are keeping a close watch on any potential terrorist threat at or around the airport including ISIS affiliates in Afghanistan that were released from prison,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Friday. “ISIS in Afghanistan have been the sworn enemy of the Taliban,” he added. ISIS has previously battled with the Taliban in remote areas inside Afghanistan, starting in 2015 when ISIS formed a splinter group in Khorasan province. Fighting between the groups broke out several years ago in Zabul province, and more battles erupted in 2017. Biden’s comment about ISIS being an enemy of the Taliban is an apparent attempt to allay fears that the Taliban—itself a designated terrorist group—won’t …Read More

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