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Biden Adviser Sees ‘Acute’ ISIS Terror Risk at Kabul Airport

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Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul on Aug. 20.
Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul on Aug. 20.Photographer: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images
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The U.S. is placing “paramount priority” on defending crowds at Kabul airport seeking to leave Afghanistan against a potential Islamic State terrorist attack, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said.

“The threat is real, it is acute, it is persistent and it is something that we are focused on with every tool in our arsenal,” Sullivan said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “We are working hard with our intelligence community to try to isolate and determine where an attack might come from.”