The strike was carried out by Afghan and coalition forces after receiving intelligence from Afghanistan’s Nationwide Directorate of Safety, Khogyani stated.
US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell confirmed that the US focused a “senior chief of a delegated terrorist group” in Afghanistan on August 25. He pointed to an announcement by a spokesman for Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani that the pinnacle of ISIS — referred to as Daesh by the US navy — in Afghanistan was killed within the strike.
“I’d additionally add that the US unrelentingly continues its counterterrorism efforts in opposition to ISIS-Ok, Al-Qaeda, and different regional and worldwide terrorist teams,” O’Donnell stated in an announcement.
As ISIS has misplaced its foothold in Iraq and Syria, the US navy considerably elevated the variety of airstrikes it carried out in Afghanistan, CNN reported
final November. Navy officers stated that the success in opposition to ISIS in Iraq and Syria has freed up air belongings for use in areas like Afghanistan.
In March, the US navy launched uncommon footage of US particular operators and Afghan Particular Safety Forces carrying out a nighttime raid
on ISIS-affiliated fighters in Afghanistan. The night-vision footage depicts a raid that “killed an ISIS-Ok commander and one other terrorist fighter,” in Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province on March 26 and 27, in accordance with the Pentagon.
Regardless of its losses in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group stays a regional and world menace, the Pentagon says
. A recent UN report said
that ISIS “continues to facilitate the relocation of a few of its key operatives to Afghanistan,” together with overseas fighters from Europe.