US General Warns ISIS After Strike Kills Local Afghan Leader
Pentagon Confirms ISIS-K Kills
Afghanistan ISIS leader Sheikh Abdul Hasib was killed in the April 27th raid led by special security forces, along with American troops. 50 US Army Rangers and another 40 Afghan commandos were dropped in by helicopter.
The Pentagon said the men were quickly surrounded, which made them call for back-up from AC-130 aircraft, F-16s, Apache helicopters, and drones. The Pentagon just confirmed Hasib’s death this past Sunday.
Several other high-ranking ISIS-K fighters were also eliminated.
Hasib was the assigned target.
Hasib The Target For April Raid
Fox News reports:
“The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in a joint-U.S. and Afghan raid last month. The military has just announced two Army Rangers lost their lives in the battle. That raid happened in the same area where the U.S. dropped MOAB.”
Jennifer Griffin adds:
“A bombing campaign is underway right now, targeting ISIS in Nangahar Province, the part of Eastern Afghanistan where they say they have killed the head of Afghan ISIS, on April 27th.”
Two Americans Did Die In The Attack
“The raid also resulted in the deaths of several other high-ranking leaders of ISIS-K, the terror group’s regional branch, and 35 ISIS fighters. Two American soldiers died in the attack, perhaps from friendly fire, the Pentagon said. “This is the second ISIS-K emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters,” said General John Nicholson, Commander US Forces – Afghanistan.”
“For more than two years, ISIS-K has waged a barbaric campaign of death, torture, and violence against the Afghan people, especially those in southern Nangarhar.”