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PublishDate: Sunday, August 13, 2017 15:19

US confirms death of ISIS candidate to take charge as emir for Afghanistan

AVA- U.S and Afghan Forces have confirmed the death of Kunar provincial DAESH emir, Abdul Rahman. On Aug. 10, Rahman was killed in an airstrike along with three additional senior ISIS-K memebrs in Dara-Ye Pech district, Kunar province,” the US forces in Afghanistan said in a statement.

“The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the senor leadership of ISIS-K,” said General john Nicholson, Commander, U.S> Forces-Afghanistan. “he found out just like those before him that there are no safe havens in Afghanistan. We will hurt them down until they are no longer a threat to the Afghan people and the region.”

The statement by the US forces further added that Abdul Rahman, in additional to being a provincial emir, was a primary candidate to become the ISIS-K emir following the death of Abu Sayed in July 2017.

“U.S. and Afghan Forces continue to keep pressure on ISIS-K and disrupt their expansion plans as part of ongoing operations to defeat them in Afghanistan in 2017,” the statement added.

Source:Khama Press

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