Biden says an attack at the airport in Kabul is 'highly likely' in the next 24 to 36 hours

U.S. Marines stop at an Evacuation Checkpoint, Kabul, Afghanistan. This was during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport. It happened August 20, 2021.
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden stated Saturday in a statement that he had warned his national security team about a Kabul attack in the next 24-36 hour.

Biden stated that "the situation on the ground remains extremely dangerous and the threat terrorist attacks on the airport remain high." He also directed U.S. commanders "to take every possible step to prioritize force protection."

This latest threat assessment comes after a U.S. strike that killed two ISIS-K members.

Biden stated that he had promised to pursue the terrorist group behind the attack on Kabul's innocent civilians. He added, "This strike wasn't the last." The president stated that "We will continue to hunt for any person involved in this heinous attack, and make them pay."