The Taliban has condemned the U.S. drone strike that purportedly killed two unnamed ISIS terrorists who were allegedly involved in planning heinous attacks on Marines on Thursday.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s main spokesman, condemned an overnight U.S. drone strike against alleged Islamic State militants following Thursday’s suicide attack near Kabul airport.
“It was a clear attack on Afghan territory,” he said. It is an indication that the Taliban is not going to tolerate U.S. operations to get Americans out after the Aug. 31 deadline.
The Biden administration launched the drone strikes in the aftermath of suicide bombings near Kabul airport which killed 13 Marines, as Becker News broke first on Thursday. The drone strikes reportedly killed two ISIS terrorists, whom the Biden administration has called “high profile” but thus far refuses to name.
“The U.S. military drone strike in Afghanistan killed two ‘high profile’ Islamic State militants, Pentagon officials said Saturday, the first retaliatory action following an attack at the Kabul airport that killed 13 American service members and at least 170 other people,” the Washington Post reported.
"*" indicates required fields
“Maj. Gen. Hank Taylor, a senior U.S. military official, described the people killed as ‘facilitators’ and ‘planners,’ but declined to say whether they were involved in the attack,” the report added.
Meanwhile, images have surfaced of the reported drone bombing in the aftermath of the attack. The images were posed on Twitter, and throw doubt on how ‘high profile’ the planners might have been.
IMAGES from the site of the US drone strike in Nangarhar:
Looks like a house and a three wheeler were hit. The location is in PD-7 of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province and as per Afghan sources the strike took place last night around 12. #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/zJsM4dFMTH
— FJ (@Natsecjeff) August 28, 2021
Fox News reported on Friday that the matter of whether the ISIS members allegedly killed in the drone attack were actually planners of the Kabul airport suicide bombing is very much in doubt.
OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion.