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ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed during US special forces raid, military confirms | RT News
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ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed during US special forces raid, military confirms | RT News

The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan has been killed in a joint raid by US and Afghan Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, American defense officials have confirmed.

Abdul Hasib, the head of Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) faction in Afghanistan, was killed on April 27, the US military confirmed on Sunday, according to Reuters. The operation to eliminate the high-profile terrorist leader involved some 50 US Army rangers and dozens of Afghan special forces troops.

Last year, Hasib was appointed as the leader of IS’ faction in Afghanistan – otherwise known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) – after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a US drone strike.

Source: ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed during US special forces raid, military confirms — RT News