According to a Pentagon spokesman, Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed sometime last month.
The news was officially confirmed by Afghani President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday.
Hasib was killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in the eastern province of Nagarhar, Ghani confirmed on Sunday.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
The local affiliate of Islamic State, sometimes known as Islamic State Khorasan (IS-K), after an old name for the region that includes Afghanistan, has been active since 2015, fighting both the Taliban as well as Afghan and U.S. forces.
It is believed to maintain links with the main Islamic State movement in Iraq and Syria but has considerable operational independence.
U.S. and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K this year, killing dozens of their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan.
Defeating the group remains one of the top U.S. priorities in Afghanistan and last month the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear device on a network of caves and tunnels used by ISIS in Nangarhar, killing 94 fighters, including four commanders.
This is fantastic news. The more we chip away at ISIS, the sooner they will collapse.
ISIS is a scourge to the Earth that preys on women and children. They are nothing short of savages and every ISIS death is a step in the right direction.
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