The White House said on Thursday that ISIS-K continued to pose 'active' threats even as at least 100 Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan and the U.S. guards against the threat of terrorists using charter flights out of Kabul to launch an attack.
During her regular briefing, President Biden's Press Secretary Jen Psaki said diplomatic efforts continued to rescue Americans left behind.
But she raised fears that ISIS-K, the local offshoot of the Islamic State behind the suicide attack on Kabul airport last week that killed 13 Americans, remained a potent threat with ambitions to attack U.S. personnel on military bases outside Afghanistan.
'We are in close touch from the State Department, from our diplomatic officials, with all of these individuals working in close coordination with them to determine how they can leave the country,' she said .
But she denied reports that the U.S. was thwarting rescue efforts by preventing charter flights taking off from Kabul.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She said there were no longer personnel on the ground in Afghanistan and that the U.S. 'don't control the air space.'
White House Press Secretary said, 'there continue to be active ISIS-K threats,' as she discussed efforts to rescue more than 100 Americans still in Afghanistan and the use of charter flights to get people out
Afghan evacuees get in a plane to the United States at the US Air Base Ramstein, Germany on August 26, 2021. - The Ramstein Air Base, the largest U.S. Air Force base in Europe hosts thousands of Afghan evacuees
Refugees receive instructions from a US navy soldier as they disembark from a US air force aircraft after a flight from Kabul at the Rota naval base, southern Spain, on August 31, 2021
'We couldn't prevent a charter flight from taking off,' she said, 'but what is important for people to understand is where we have some concern.'