SAS crack team remain in Afghanistan to avenge deaths of US troops – Strong bond
Biden storms out after refusing reporter's Afghanistan question
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The group of 40 volunteer fighters will stay in Afghanistan and will aim to establish a base near the Afghan-Pakistan border, according to reports. The squad have reportedly asked to stay in the country to fight the IS-K terror group.
Defence sources suggest the Taliban will give the group approval to operate in Afghanistan.
The IS-K group were behind the terror attack which killed more than 170 people on Thursday, including 13 US troops.
Two British men and the teenage child of a third UK national were also among the dead.
A source told the Sunday Mirror: “The Marines who died were from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Force.
“That unit has given assistance to the SAS and SBS many times over the years in Afghanistan.
“They have helped resupply them with food and ammunition and treated their wounded.
“There is a strong bond between the two units, especially with the SBS who recruit largely from the Royal Marines.”
Speaking from the White House, Mr Biden also vowed to “hunt down” the terrorists.
He said: “To those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this—we will not forgive.
“We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interest in our people with every measure at my command.”
He added: “We will not be deterred by terrorists. We will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation.”
The SAS squad’s base will be operated by the Royal Navy’s SBS special forces, the US Navy Seals and the US Army’s Delta Force.
After the attack, US troops introduced drone strikes on an IS-K “planner.”
The last UK civilian flight out of Kabul left on Saturday, leaving 150 British passport holders in the city.
More than 15,000 people have been evacuated by the UK since August 14.
This includes ex-Royal Marine Pen Farthing and around 200 animals.
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The British ambassador, Sir Laurie Bristow, who assisted with the evacuation effort has also arrived back in the UK.
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