DONALD Trump has promised to smash the Taliban “harder than ever” as the United States marked 18 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
But as the US president rattled the sabre, Al Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri posted a disturbing video in which he vows to unleash new massacres in US and Europe.
Trump also blamed the Taliban, which is continuing its bid to take over Afghanistan, for suddenly cancelling planned peace talks at Camp David.
This followed the death of a US soldier in a suicide car bombing in Kabul last week.
Speaking at the Pentagon today, where he was commemorating, the President said: “We had peace talks scheduled a few days ago.
“I called them off when I learned they had killed a great American soldier from Puerto Rico and 11 other innocent people.
“They thought they would use this attack to show strength, but actually what they showed is unrelenting weakness. The last four days.
“We have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before, and that will continue.”
He added: “If, for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are, and use power, the likes of which the United States has never used before.”
They will never have seen anything like what will happen to them
US President Donald Trump
Trump said he was “not talking about nuclear power” but the Taliban “will never have seen anything like what will happen to them”.
This could include using what has been dubbed Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) which is officially called the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast.
The weapons, the most powerful non-nuclear bomb, was last used in Afghanistan in 2017 on ISIS jihadis holed up in caves in the Nangarhar province.
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Incredible footage released last night shows anti-Islamic State coalition warplanes launching the laser-guided barrage over the Tigris River in Iraq.
F15 and F35 warplanes took part in the bombing on Qanus Island in the central province of Salaheddine, north of the capital Baghdad.
Tuesday’s attack is part of operations carried out by Iraqi forces and the US-led coalition against ISIS, which was defeated in Iraq in 2017.
But Islamic State sleeper cells have since carried out a series of deadly bombings in the country.
Incredible footage shows multiple massive explosions after US-led coalition warplanes bombarded an ISIS-infested island in northern Iraq[/caption]
Taliban fighters are still battling to take over Afghanistan after being booted out by the Americans for harbouring Al Qaeda[/caption]
The Taliban said the cancellation of peace talks with the US would result in ‘human losses’. The militant group set off a car bomb in Kabul that killed a US soldier and 11 others on Thursday[/caption]
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