Daesh-K Commander Told CNN Before Kabul Blasts That Group Was 'Waiting For Time to Strike'
“When the foreigners and people of the world leave Afghanistan, we can restart our operations,” said the anonymous commander, also sharing with Ward that the terrorist group was recruiting members and waiting for the foreigners to leave Afghanistan.
Coming up on @AC360, we interviewed a senior commander with ISIS-K two days before Kabul fell to the Taliban. He said the group had been lying low but would “restart operations when the foreigners leave Afghanistan.” US intel was already tracking the threat.— Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) August 27, 2021
“We were operating in Taliban’s ranks. However, these people were not aligned with us in terms of belief, so we went to ISIS,” he told Ward. "If anyone gets along with us on this, he is our brother. Otherwise, we declare war with him whether he is Talib or anyone else.”