ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed by US Airstrike, Pentagon Says

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16 July 2017 | 3:32 am

The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike on the groups’ headquarters this week, the Pentagon said Friday.

Abu Sayed, the emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province, called ISIS-K, died in Tuesday’s airstrike in Kunar Province, a region on Afghanistan’s northeast border with Pakistan.

“This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017,” commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson told NBC News.

Senate Armed Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona, last month said the U.S. has no strategy to end what he called a stalemate in Afghanistan after 16 years of war.

Published at 7:48 PM CDT on Jul 15, 2017 | Updated at 10:32 PM CDT on Jul 15, 2017



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