Head of Isis in Afghanistan killed by United States air strike, Pentagon says

US forces kill head of ISIS's Afghan cell for second time

US forces kill head of ISIS's Afghan cell for second time

US forces killed the latest leader to take the helm of the Islamic State in Afghanistan, after his two predecessors were killed in American strikes over the past year, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Afghanistan has been experiencing significant political, social and security-related instability for decades, as terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State terrorist group and the Taliban radical movement - both banned in Russian Federation - continue to stage attacks against civilian and military targets. Salvin said he was killed in an airstrike by a USA drone. Hasib's predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a United States drone strike in 2016.

"You kill a leader of one of these groups and it sets them back", Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told reporters.

The Pentagon said other IS members were also killed in the raid on the group's headquarters in northeastern Kunar province on Tuesday.

"It's obviously a victory on our side in terms of setting them back".

The Pentagon is reporting that an ISIS affiliate leader has been killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan.

General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan, has pledged to drive the terror group out of Afghanistan by the end of this year.

The presence of Sayed in Kunar is noteworthy, the other two leaders were killed in neighboring Nangarhar province the terror organization's traditional powerbase.

White added, "Afghan and US forces launched a counter-ISIS-K offensive in early March 2017 to drive fighters from Nangarhar and send a clear message to ISIS that there is no sanctuary for their fighters in Afghanistan".

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