ISIS-K, an offshoot of ISIS, is rising in popularity in Afghanistan. Though small, they're more fundamental in their beliefs than the Taliban. RELATED:
WASHINGTON – The threat of Islamic State terror attacks in Kabul on civilians surrounding the airport and on American forces posted there has forced changes in the Biden administration's planning for the evacuation of Afghanistan, according to two U.S. officials.
Commanders paused evacuation flights Saturday in part because of the terror threat, one of the officials said. The other official acknowledged the terror threat from ISIS-K, and the group's drive to mount a spectacular attack. But the second official attributed the suspension of flights more to the limited capacity at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to handle the flood of American citizens and Afghan refugees.
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