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ISIS claims responsibility for the Kabul attacks. By striking at the airport, the jihadist group succeeded in weakening two enemies, the United States, with a dozen soldiers killed, and the new rulers of Kabul. Now paradoxically united in a common fight against Daesh.

The warnings distilled several times in recent days, mostly from American sources, were not excessive. The announced and feared attack at Kabul airport left between twenty and sixty dead among Afghans wishing to leave the country after the Taliban took power and among American soldiers, who are believed to have killed at least a dozen in their ranks. Later, another explosion, of undetermined cause, was reported elsewhere in the Afghan capital ….

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