The Global Coalition to defeat Daesh/ISIS reacted to the recent deadly attacks close to Kabul airport which left scores of people dead.
“The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS strongly condemns the attacks that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. We grieve for the loss of Afghan civilians and British civilians, and American service members at the hands of Daesh/ISIS terrorists. The tragic loss of life is only compounded by the fact that those killed were endeavoring to evacuate or working to conduct that humanitarian mission,” the coalition said in a statement.
The statement further added that the Coalition continues to stand shoulder to shoulder, as we did when we fought to achieve the territorial defeat of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Emphasizing that Daesh/ISIS remains a determined enemy, the coalition said they will continue to take necessary action to ensure its enduring defeat. “To that end, we are focused on leveraging the Coalition’s expertise and the efforts of its working groups to counter Daesh/ISIS’ global branches, including ISIS-Khorasan, and to identify and bring their members to justice.”
“We will continue working closely together under the auspices of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS to effectively counter this dangerous threat,” the coalition said, adding that “In that effort, we will draw on all elements of national power—military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, law enforcement—to ensure the defeat of this brutal terrorist organization. We will continue to apply robust counterterrorism pressure against Daesh/ISIS wherever it operates.”
The attacks killed more than 100 Afghans and 13 US service members while scores of others were wounded.