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IS' leader in Afghanistan killed in military raid
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:38:41 AM »

Abdul Hasib, leader of the so-called "Islamic State's" (IS) affiliate in Afghanistan, was killed in a joint US-Afghan raid, officials have said. A number of other IS commanders were killed in the operation.

The Afghan government on Sunday confirmed the deaths of several senior commanders from the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) jihadist group, including its leader in Afghanistan Abdul Hasib.
That was followed by a separate confirmation from US forces in Afghanistan, who said that Hasib and "several other high ranking" IS leaders were killed in the operation on April 27 in the eastern Nangarhar province, along with 35 other extremist fighters.

The deaths of Hasib and his associates would "significantly degrade ISIS-K (the name given to IS affiliates active in the Khorasan province) operations in Afghanistan and help reach our goal of destroying them in 2017," the US military said in a statement.

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, said that the "successful joint operation is another important step in our relentless campaign" to wipe out the Islamist group. According to Pentagon estimates, around 1,000 IS fighters remain active in Afghanistan.



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