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US kills third emir of Islamic State’s Khorasan province | FDD’s Long War Journal
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US kills third emir of Islamic State’s Khorasan province | FDD’s Long War Journal

US Forces-Afghanistan announced today that the emir of the Islamic State’s Wilayah Khorasan (or Khorasan province, also known as ISIS-Khorasan) was killed “in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar Province on July 11.”

Abu Sayed is the third emir of Wilayah Khorasan, which operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to be killed in less one year. But he is the first hunted down in Kunar, as the US eliminated both of his predecessors in the nearby Nangarhar province.

“This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017,” General John Nicholson, the commander of US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), said in a statement.

Source: US kills third emir of Islamic State’s Khorasan province | FDD’s Long War Journal