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ISIS’ senior leaders killed in US airstrike

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Several senior members of Islamic State’s central Asian affiliate were killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

The attack on Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the US military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, according to a statement from the command in Kabul.

Afghan forces dispute with the US over the number of civilian deaths caused by American airstrikes.Reuters

‘The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the senior leadership of ISIS-K,’ said General John Nicholson, the senior US commander in Afghanistan.

Three other senior ISIS-K members were also among those killed in the strike in eastern Kunar province.

Nicholson has vowed to defeat Islamic State militants in Afghanistan this year.

The group’s emir, Abu Sayed, was reported killed in a strike on his headquarters in Kunar in July, the third Islamic State emir in Afghanistan

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