Global coalition pledges to keep fighting Daesh after Kabul attack

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Wounded Afghans lie on a bed at a hospital after a suicide attack outside the airport in Kabul last week. (AP)
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Updated 31 August 2021

Global coalition pledges to keep fighting Daesh after Kabul attack

Global coalition pledges to keep fighting Daesh after Kabul attack

WASHINGTON: The group of countries that have banded together to fight Daesh, including the United States, released a statement pledging to work to eliminate the group and taking special aim at its affiliate in Afghanistan that took responsibility for Monday's rocket attack on Kabul's airport.

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"We will draw on all elements of national power — military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, law enforcement — to ensure the defeat of this brutal terrorist organization," the coalition said in a statement released by the US State Department, which also said the countries would "identify and bring their members to justice."