White House proves the Kabul airport missile attack. As several as five rockets were fired toward the airport.
Chaos has enveloped Kabul behind Afghanistan’s government collapsed and the Taliban seized control, all but closing America’s 20-year attack as it began: following Taliban rule.
Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
- Executives told the terror group ISIS-K carried out what the Pentagon called a “complex attack” outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 13 American service members and injuring 20, among scores of Afghan casualties.
- During President Joe Biden sat down with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos for an exclusive one-on-one interview at the White House last week, the president’s first interview since the withdrawal from Afghanistan, he warned of the threat of attacks on the ground.
US anti-missile system fired to intercept rockets at Kabul airport
- There are no symptoms of casualties Sunday night following five rockets were fired toward Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, a U.S. official told.
- The official told the U.S. military’s anti-projectile C-RAM fired to intercept the incoming missiles, though it is not yet clear how many it took out if any.
The airport remains operational and flights are continuing, the official added.
Multiple rockets fired in attack on Kabul airport
As many as five rockets were fired toward Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul Sunday evening, a U.S. official confirms.
ABC News is still trying to assess whether there were any casualties inside the airport, whether the airport’s defensive counter rocket, artillery, and mortar system were used, and if there were any U.S. counter strikes against suspected launch positions.
Former acting FEMA administrator to lead Afghan refugee resettlement
- Bob Fenton, the former temporary Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator, is set to lead the efforts to resettle Afghans who are coming to the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security said Sunday.
President Joe Biden
- Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas chose Fenton next President Joe Biden tasked the agency to lead the federal coordinating efforts.
The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement the resettling group will report directly to Mayorkas and will include a plethora of services from immigration processing to COVID-19 testing.
“The Department of Homeland Security is prepared to serve as the lead federal agency coordinating efforts across the federal government to embrace vulnerable Afghans to our Nation in a way that is consistent with our laws and our values,” Mayorkas said in an announcement.
The “Unified Coordination Group” will work with Homeland Security’s partners in state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
ISIS-K terrorists were loading car with explosives before drone strike, 6 killed, including 4 children: Sources
- Two ISIS-K terrorists were seen loading what appeared to be explosives into the trunk of the car that was taken out by a U.S. Hellfire missile, killing both terrorists, a U.S. official .
It is no obvious whether the idea was to detonate the car itself, or if the explosives were in the form of suicide vests to be taken out and worn for an attack later, the official said.
An Afghan health official told that six people were killed in the airstrike, including four children.
The military is investigating the reports of civilian casualties, the U.S. official.
CENTCOM later acknowledged reports of civilian casualties.
- “We are aware of reports of civilian casualties following our strike on a vehicle in Kabul today. We are still assessing the results of this strike, which we know disrupted an imminent ISIS-K threat to the airport,” Capt. Bill Urban, spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement Sunday night. “… We would be deeply saddened by any potential loss of innocent life.”
Have the capacity to evacuate remaining Americans from Afghanistan: White House
The Biden administration told on Sunday that the United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 Americans remaining in Afghanistan who wants to leave ere the August 31 deadline.
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