Afghanistan: US To Complete Evacuations Despite Attack, Says Biden.

27 August 2021 by Safiya Wada

President Joe Biden says the US airlift from Kabul will continue despite a jihadist attack that killed over 90 people including 13 US service members.

“We must complete this mission and we will,” he said. He also vowed to hunt down the perpetrators.

More than 100,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan, which fell to the Taliban on 15 August.

But many more Afghans have been rushing to the airport ahead of the 31 August deadline for US forces to leave
Mr Biden vowed to complete the mission, adding “we will not be deterred by terrorists”.

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