The Biden administration knew the likely time and place of the ISIS attack in Kabul that took the life of 13 service members.
Reports indicate that top officials sounded the alarm about “significant” intel indicating ISS was planning an attack at the airport that could result in mass casualties.
According to The Daily Wire:
Politico’s report, which was based on classified notes from meetings between top U.S. officials, said that commanders on the ground in Kabul warned that the Abbey Gate, where American citizens were instructed to go, was at the “highest risk” of being attacked and that the attack was likely to happen within the next 24-48 hours.
An ISIS terrorist detonated a suicide vest carrying approximately 25 pounds of explosives at the Abbey Gate the following day, killing more than 200 people, including 13 U.S. service members.
U.S. officials decided to keep the gate open to allow U.S. allies to continue evacuating people despite knowing the extreme risk to the Abbey Gate and despite a plan from commanders to close the gate that afternoon. The report said that the bombing happened as Austin and Milley were in the White House meeting with President Joe Biden.
Politico’s report also noted that U.S. officials had numerous issues with getting the Taliban to cooperate, which comes after The Washington Post reported last week that the U.S. effectively ceded control of Kabul to the Taliban because of Biden’s orders to withdraw U.S. forces.
Department of Defense Spokesman was confronted over the report.
Below is his response: