Afghanistan: the United States pays tribute to the soldiers killed
After the suicide attack on Thursday, August 26, which killed at least 13 American soldiers, Washington claims to have shot down a Daesh target with a drone, while the country mourns its heroes.
The emotion is high in the United States. American soldiers, sometimes very young, were killed during the suicide bombing, Thursday, August 26, in Kabul (Afghanistan). Their photos are in the American media. Among the victims, David Espinoza, 20, from Texas, arrived in Kabul less than a week ago. “He was a great boy, we are really proud of him” , testifies his stepfather.
Joe Biden criticized on the management of the troops
At least 13 American servicemen and more than a hundred Afghans were killed in the attack of the Islamic State . Some families blame Joe Biden for mismanaging the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. The White House spokeswoman says the president is ready to answer them. The United States must stop the evacuations on Tuesday, August 31. After the attack, Washington allegedly shot down a Daesh target using a drone.
Thirteen American troops were among the nearly 200 people killed in an attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan on Thursday.
A detonation set off by an ISIS-K suicide bomber near the airport’s Abbey Gate amid evacuation efforts killed at least 170 Afghans, including several children, as well as two Brits and a child of a British citizen, according to Afghan and British officials.
President Joe Biden called the U.S. service members killed in the attack “heroes who have been engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others.”
Those killed included 11 Marines, as well as an Army soldier and a Navy medic, U.S. officials said.
“Those warriors who died gave their lives to save thousands of men, women and children, Americans and Afghans alike,” Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement. “Their courage and selflessness represent the highest ideals of America. We pay solemn tribute to their sacrifice.”
The names of the service members are being released 24 hours after next-of-kin notifications, though some of those killed have been identified by family and officials. Here’s what we know about them so far.
Navy Medic Max Soviak
Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, of Ohio, was “very proud” to serve his country, his mother said in a statement to ABC News.
“He was very passionate about helping his fellow Americans and trying to get them home safely,” Rachel Soviak said. “There are no words to describe the pain our family is feeling. There will forever be a hole in our hearts.”
The family is praying for the troops to arrive home safely, she said.
Max Soviak was a 2017 graduate of Edison High School in Milan, Ohio. School leaders remembered him as “full of life in everything he did.”
“Max was a good student who was active in sports and other activities throughout his school career,” Superintendent Thomas Roth said in a statement. “He was well respected and liked by everyone who knew him.”