US: Airstrikes in Afghanistan Kill IS Leaders

Several senior members of Islamic State’s central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

The attack Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the U.S. military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, according to a statement from the command in Kabul.

“The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the senior leadership of ISIS-K,” said General John Nicholson, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

Three other senior ISIS-K members were also among those killed in the strike in eastern Kunar...

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By: VOA - 7 days ago

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