Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US strike: Pentagon

Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US strike: PentagonUS forces have killed the head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader. Abu Sayed was killed in a July 11 strike in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunar on the headquarters of IS-Khorasan Province (IS-K), which also killed additional jihadists, the Pentagon said in a statement. “You kill a leader of one of these groups and it sets them back,” Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told reporters.



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