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Afghanistan: One of the Leaders of the Islamic State Killed by an American Drone – REPORT

One of the leaders affiliated with the Islamic State in Afghanistan, responsible for a series of recent attacks that killed hundreds of civilians, was reportedly killed by an American drone.

It is the deputy spokesman of the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, who announced the death of this head of the Islamic State, Abu Sayeed Orakzai. Afghan-US forces spokesman Colonel Martin O’Donnell said: “I would also add that the United States is relentlessly pursuing its efforts against the ISIS-K, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. regional and international “.

The air strikes were launched in the province of Nangarhar, near the border with Pakistan, according to Agence France-Presse. Ten other ISIS fighters were also killed. Orakzai is at least the 3rd ISIS-K leader in Afghanistan killed in the last 2 years. ISIS has lost about 90 percent of the land bordering Iraq and Syria since it declared a caliphate in June 2014.

The assassination of Orakzai comes just after an audio recording of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has resurfaced, in which he congratulated his supporters on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Islamic holiday and evoked the recent Turkish quarrel with the United States regarding the detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

His last public appearance took place in 2014 in the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq. His last known audio recording was released on September 28, 2017, and there have been several reports of his death or injury.

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