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ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in airstrike, US says

Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, Khogyani said.

US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Lt. Col. Martin O'Donnell confirmed that the US targeted a "senior leader of a designated terrorist organization" in Afghanistan on August 25. He pointed to a statement by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani that the head of ISIS – called Daesh by the US military – in Afghanistan was killed in the strike.

"I would also add that the United States continues unrelentingly to its counterterrorism efforts against ISIS-K, Al-Qaeda, and other regional and international terrorist groups," O '

 ISIS remains a regional and global threat despite battlefield losses,
ISIS has lost its foothold in Iraq and Syria, the US military major airline pilot in Afghanistan, CNN reported last November. Military officials say that the ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been released in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, the US military has released special forces and air forces to carry out a nighttime attack raid on ISIS-affiliated fighters in Afghanistan. The night-vision footage depicts a raid that "killed at ISIS-K commander and another terrorist fighter," in Afghanistan's Jowzjan province on March 26 and 27, according to the Pentagon.
Despite its losses in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group remains a regional and global threat, the Pentagon says. A recent UN report said that ISIS "continues to facilitate the relocation of some of its key operations to Afghanistan," including foreign fighters from Europe.

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