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Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 14:40
Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed: Pentagon
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The Pentagon confirmed yesterday, that the head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that other members of the Islamic State group were also killed in the strike on Tuesday.

Sayed is the third Islamic State leader in Afghanistan to be killed since July 2016.

Afghan troops, backed by U.S. warplanes and special forces, have been battling militants linked to Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan for years.
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