The Pentagon just announced that the leader of ISIS-Khorasan, Abu Sayed, had been killed in drone strike in Afghanistan. ISIS-Khorasan, or ISIS-K, is the leading Islamic-state affiliate in Afghanistan.
Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Abu Sayed, the “Emir” of ISIS-K was killed “in a strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar Province, July 11.”
This is a huge win against ISIS, and follows closely behind the killing of another top ISIS-K leader in April.
During a press conference following the attack, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said this about Sayed’s death:
“It is obviously a victory on our side in terms of setting them back, it’s the right direction.”
The Commander of the US Forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson followed up Gen. Mattis’ statement with something even stronger:
“This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017. Abu Sayed is the third ISIS-K emir we have killed in the last year and we will continue until they are annihilated. There is no safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan.”
BOOM. Every terrorist should be lying awake at night, knowing that their reign of violence will soon be over. Nicholson has pledged to get ISIS out of Afghanistan by the end of 2017, and President Trump’s decision to not interfere with the decisions of field commander’s, these kinds of victories will undoubtedly become more common.
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