Now Britain is ostensibly at tranquility with the “Taliban,” attention has expeditiously shifted to Afghan Taliban splinter group ‘ISIS-K’, which claimed responsibility for last week’s massive suicide bombing at Kabul airport.
The professional head of Britain’s Royal Air Force — the world’s first air force, founded in 1918 — has admonished of the ostensible ineluctability of more civilian casualties to come with perpetuating Western airstrikes in Afghanistan as he vowed his force was yare to assail the nation again.
The comments, which come less than three days after Royal Air Force convey planes airlifted the final British military and regime personnel out of Kabul come in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, where Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston outlined what his accommodation could contribute to an incipient war in Afghanistan, this time against the Islamic State.
UK Govt: Despite Western Exit, ‘Phase Two’ Afghan Evacuation Continues, Taliban Cooperation Permitting https://t.co/TO14huhXZ2 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 30, 2021
The Air Chief Marshall verbally expressed: “The UK stands amalgamated with our coalition partners in mourning those killed by “Daesh’s” horrific attack at Kabul airport and in our unwavering collective resolve to combat Daesh networks by all denotes available, wherever they operate… Afghanistan is probably one of the most inaccessible components of the world, and we’re able to operate there.”
On the difficulties of soi-disant precision strikes on terror targets in Afghanistan, Sir Mike perpetuated to verbally express that the Islamic State Khorasan terrorists are “nasty, devious people who obnubilate abaft the civilian population and they fight from the civilian population.
“And it’s one of those awful consequences of tackling the bellicose extremists that, however hard we endeavor, is in the back of my mind. I ken there will be instances where there will be ineluctable civilian casualties.”
“The Telegraph” reported that Sir Mike, nevertheless, claimed that the Royal Air Force’s Brimstone missiles could take out targets without “collateral damage”. The claim comes days after a United States surgical airstrike against ISIS-K targets in Kabul was claimed to have killed multiple civilians including children.
After 20 years of military presence in Afghanistan, much of which has been characterised by cumbersomely hefty fighting against local Taliban insurgents, the West has radically pivoted on their old enemy in recent weeks, with top military figures calling the Taliban “helpful” and “useful”. Attention has now expeditiously shifted to the aforetime little-discussed Islamic State Khorasan group, which was founded in 2015 as a splinter group of former Taliban members who found the terror organisation too moderate.