Saturday, October 9, 2021

Kabul Airport Bomber Was Released from Prison Abandoned by Biden; ISIS Suicide Bomber Who Killed 13 US Troops in Afghanistan was Reportedly Released From Prison at Bagram Air Base Days Before the Attack

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Kabul Airport Bomber Was Released from Prison Abandoned by Biden:
Three U.S. officials on Wednesday confirmed the suicide bomber who killed 13 American servicemembers plus at least 169 Afghans at the Kabul airport on August 26 was released from prison by the Taliban eleven days earlier.
The prison was located at Bagram airbase — the base President Joe Biden insisted on abandoning over the advice of military leaders.
The Islamic State, whose Afghan branch is often referred to as ISIS-K, quickly claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as Abdul Rehman al-Logari
Multiple U.S. officials verified the bomber’s identity to CNN on Wednesday. They also confirmed earlier claims by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), an outspoken critic of President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the bomber was released from Parwan prison at Bagram by the Taliban during its swift march to Kabul.
As CNN noted, the Taliban had a policy of emptying prisons as it conquered city after city in its rapid advance across Afghanistan, freeing everyone from veteran Taliban fighters to common criminals and ISIS terrorists.
When the Taliban took control of Parwan on August 15, it released thousands of prisoners, including “several hundred members of ISIS-K.” It now appears certain that one of them was the Kabul airport bomber. --->READ MORE HERE
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ISIS suicide bomber who killed 13 US troops in Afghanistan was reportedly released from prison at Bagram Air Base days before the attack:
The ISIS-K suicide bomber who killed 13 US service members, as well as more than a hundred civilians, was a prisoner at Bagram Air Base just days before the deadly attack, according to multiple reports.
The bomber was identified by ISIS-K as Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri, and two US officials confirmed the dead attacker's identity to CNN.
Bagram Air Base was a key base of operations for the US and its coalition partners until the US military left it in early July, turning it over to Afghan forces the Biden administration said it was confident had the capability and capacity to defend Afghanistan. The prison was already under Afghan authority and had been for years.
But by mid-August, in the face of a sweeping Taliban offensive, the Afghan military and government crumbled.
The bomber who killed so many people at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 26 was released from Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base when the Taliban took over the facility on Aug. 15, the same day insurgent forces entered the capital city, Fox News and CNN reported, citing multiple officials and a congressional representative briefed by national security officials. --->READ MORE HERE
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