While President Joe Biden is certainly guilty of a botched, reckless retreat from Afghanistan that has damaged American national security interests worldwide, cost countless Afghan lives, and left hundreds of Americans trapped behind enemy lines, it appears he also guilty of releasing the ISIS-K terrorist who killed 13 American troops at Kabul airport.
The ISIS-K suicide bomber who blew himself up near the main gate of Kabul airport on August 26 has now been identified as Abdul Rehman. He was a jihadi who had been in Afghanistan’s Bagram prison for the last four years.
Rehman escaped Bagram prison on August 15, along with THOUSANDs of others, just after Biden ordered the secretive, late-night withdrawal of all U.S. forces from the base, without even informing the Afghan military or intelligence services.
The CIA’s first detention center in Afghanistan, known as the ‘Salt Pit,’ was also at Bagram.
As reported previously by ADN, “Prisoners reported to have been held in these detention facilities include thousands of Taliban fighters, senior Al-Qaeda operatives, Islamic State Afghanistan (ISKP) members, and former Guantanamo Bay detainees — all of whom pose serious concern to the security of the United States.”
Just 11 days later, Rehman reportedly carried out the attack that killed 13 American service members and at least 169 Afghan civilians.
According to Western Journalism:
“America’s disorganized retreat from Afghanistan has led to hundreds of highly competent and highly committed terrorists being set free to rejoin the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other terrorist groups,” an officer who worked on the Rehman case told Firstpost.
“Literally a decade’s work on counterterrorism has been undone by the U.S.’ failure to secure key prisoners in Bagram.”
Rehman was captured in 2017 during a failed terror bombing plot in India. He was interrogated by the CIA and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security. He eventually exposed multiple ISIS leaders, who were later killed via drone strikes in 2019.
Western Journalism added:
“There’s no clarity on what happened to Abdul Rehman between his escape from Bagram and the suicide attack,” an intelligence official said. “It is possible he wanted revenge, or that he was persuaded by his old jihadist friends to atone for his role in the killings of his associates in this manner.”
Sadly, Biden’s criminal incompetence not only directly led to the escape of thousands of deadly terrorists from Bagram prison, it appears to tragically have also led directly to the killing of the 13 American warriors as well.
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