Biden allowed the US Armed Forces to launch strikes against ISIS without the approval of the White House
US President Joe Biden has granted the country's Armed Forces the authority to conduct operations to strike any targets associated with the Islamic State in Khorasan, which is an offshoot of the Islamic State terrorist organization in Afghanistan. This is reported by Politico, referring to three American officials familiar with the details of the operation.
According to the publication, the Pentagon, according to Biden's order, can now strike at terrorists the ISIS without the prior approval of the White House.
вЂњIf we find new [IS targets], we will attack them,вЂќ one of the officials said.
According to him, the leadership of the United States Defense Ministry had such powers before, but Biden on Friday confirmed them in instructions to the American military.
In the coming days, they are expected to carry out new airstrikes against IS targets.
Earlier, the Pentagon announced the elimination of two leaders of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. According to the US Defense Department, the US military carried out an airstrike on the positions of the Islamic State in Afghanistan early on Saturday, August 28.
Taliban fighters On August 15, they announced the establishment of control over the entire territory of Afghanistan. At the moment, they are forming a provisional government. Washington plans to withdraw troops from the country before September 11, 2021.
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