Pentagon spokesman declines to name ISIS terrorists killed in airstrike, says 'no question' target was 'valid'

“I don’t believe we’ve refused to say who they are. We haven’t given you any names but we absolutely had solid intelligence that this was ISIS individuals who were in the act of imminently carrying out a direct threat to the airport and our people and potentially to innocent lives outside the airport,” Kirby said. 

The U.S. military carried out two airstrikes against ISIS-K. One was in Nangarhar Province last Friday and killed “two high profile” targets. Another strike hit a Kabul suicide bomber who was threatening the city’s airport, where the U.S. military was evacuating civilians. 

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Washington. Kirby Friday declined to name the ISIS terrorists killed by the American military in two recent airstrikes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Washington. Kirby Friday declined to name the ISIS terrorists killed by the American military in two recent airstrikes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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