“The year which is now ending has been the year of the military defeat of Daesh [ISIS], to which Italy gave a significant contribution through training and the stabilization of particular areas. I am proud of it.”
This was a statement by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, given Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the Khorasan branch of the Islamic State (which, according to Gentiloni, has already been defeated) was claiming responsibility for the suicide bombing that left at least 41 dead and dozens of injured Thursday morning.
The terrorist attack happened none other than Kabul, in Afghanistan, a country where Italian soldiers have been present for many years, and where stability is still a far-off goal, despite what the politicians and military strategists are claiming.