We heard of these atrocities in the past, such as British couple beaten to death and fed to crocodiles.
- Rod, 74, and Rachel Saunders, 63, were renowned botanists and seed hunters
- They vanished in 2018 heading to Ngoye Forest Reserve after filming with BBC
- They were allegedly targeted, kidnapped, beaten to death and then put in their sleeping bags and thrown into a river infested with man-eating crocodiles
- A married couple and their lodger all deny kidnap, murder, robbery and theft
- It has now been revealed the suspects had links to terrorist group Islamic State
- Detectives found ISIS pamphlets and flags, and messages discussing killings
The alleged killers of a British couple who were brutally murdered before their bodies were fed to crocodiles had suspected links to ISIS, according to reports.
However, the “Kabul airport attack shows Afghanistan is still a terror hotbed that the Taliban will struggle to control,” even according to CNN. On August 27, 2022, as a bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan was being organized by Joe Biden and General Milley, a
devastating bomb attack outside Kabul airport on Thursday is a brutal reminder that Afghanistan remains fertile territory for jihadi terrorism and that ISIS remains a resilient presence far beyond its birthplace.
The attack was claimed – remarkably quickly – by ISIS-Khorasan, the ISIS “province” active in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
As the Biden administration recognized even before the attack, ISIS-K had both the capability and motivation to target the airport – and it fitted a modus operandi which the group’s Kabul cells have perfected over the past five years: complex suicide attacks against static, poorly defended civilian gatherings.
In the next few days US forces will pack up at the airport and the curtain will fall on a 20-year mission in Afghanistan. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the US led a coalition into Afghanistan to decapitate al Qaeda and drive the Taliban from power. As it leaves, al Qaeda in Afghanistan is much diminished but not eradicated, the Taliban are back in power and other jihadi groups – ISIS included – have a foothold.