World Senior Afghan IS members killed in US air strike

14:05  13 august  2017
14:05  13 august  2017 Source:   AFP

Afghan president condemns alleged village massacre

  Afghan president condemns alleged village massacre Afghan president Ashraf Ghani condemned Sunday the reported massacre of dozens of civilians in a remote area of the war-torn country where the Taliban claimed a victory against military forces. "Criminal terrorists have once again killed civilians, women and children in Sayad district of Sar-e Pul province, adding to their crimes. "This barbaric act of them is deemed a direct violation of human rights and a war crime," Ghani said in a statement.The comments came after the governor of Sar-e Pul said that "as many as 30 to 40 innocent people...

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General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said Thursday's US air strike killed Abdul Rahman, who he claimed was a provincial leader in IS's Afghanistan branch© Provided by AFP General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said Thursday's US air strike killed Abdul Rahman, who he claimed was a provincial leader in IS's Afghanistan branch

Several senior Islamic State group members in Afghanistan -- including a provincial leader -- have been killed in a United States air strike, an official said Sunday.

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General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, said Thursday's strike killed Abdul Rahman, who he claimed was a provincial leader in IS's Afghanistan branch, known as IS-Khorasan Province (IS-K).

Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officials

  Taliban, IS jointly massacred 50 civilians: Afghan officials The Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said Monday, highlighting rare co-operation between the insurgents that could increase the strain on Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces. The fighters killed more than 50 men, women and children in the remote Sayad district of northern Sar-e Pul province on Saturday after overrunning the Afghan Local Police (ALP) -- a government-backed militia -- in a 48-hour battle, according to local officials."It was a joint operation by Daesh (IS) and Taliban fighters.

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KABUL: Several senior members of Daesh’s central Asian affiliate were killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan , officials said on Sunday. On Saturday, Afghan officials said as many as 16 civilians, including women and children, had been killed by a US air strike in Nangarhar, but American officials

Rahman's death comes a month after US forces killed Abu Sayed, the head of IS-K. That marked the third time in a year that the affiliate had lost its leader.

"The death of Abdul Rahman deals yet another blow to the senior leadership of ISIS-K," Nicholson said in a statement.

"He found out just like those before him that there are no safe havens in Afghanistan. We will hunt them down until they are no longer a threat to the Afghan people and the region," he added.

Nicholson said that three other senior IS-K members had been killed in the strike in Darah-Ye Pech district in the northeastern province of Kunar.

He identified Rahman as IS-K's provincial emir in Kunar and said he had been a "primary candidate" to succeed Sayed as the affiliate's leader following the latter's death, also in an air strike in Kunar, on July 11.

US forces have regularly been targeting IS fighters in Afghanistan since the insurgents gained a foothold in the east of the country in 2015.

The US says it wants to defeat them by the end of the year.

In April, the US military in Afghanistan dropped the so-called Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) to target IS hideouts in a complex of tunnels and bunkers in eastern Nangarhar province, killing over 90 militants.

IS continues to wreak havoc in the war-torn country though. Earlier this month it claimed an attack on a mosque in Herat that killed 33 worshippers.

Rocket lands in Kabul diplomatic area: police .
A rocket landed in the heavily fortified diplomatic area of the Afghan capital Kabul late Monday, police said, hours before US President Donald Trump was due to announce his long-awaited strategy for the war-weary country. It was the latest in a series of attacks in the city and comes less than three months after a massive truck bomb ripped through the same area, killing about 150 and wounding around 400 people, mostly civilians. A siren used by the US embassy to warn of incoming rockets into the area, where most embassies and the headquarters of NATO's operations in Afghanistan are located, could be heard by AFP reporters.

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