Mastermind behind the Kabul airport attack that killed 13 American service members has been killed in a Taliban operation in Afghanistan, and although the U.S. had no part in the raid, the intelligence community worked with the military to confirm the terrorist’s death with “a high level of confidence.”
The terrorist leader responsible for the attack on Abbey Gate during the Kabul airport evacuation that killed 13 US service members has been killed in a Taliban operation in Afghanistan, according to National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby. The US government was not involved in the Taliban raid, which took place in recent weeks, and the senior administration officials interviewed for this story who were granted anonymity to speak ahead of a formal US announcement did not reveal when the raid occurred or the terrorist’s name, citing “sensitivities”. US officials learned of the Taliban operation and confirmed the terrorist’s death independently with a high level of confidence. The Biden administration is holding off on announcing the news until the family members of the victims of the Abbey Gate attack have been notified.