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July 14, 2017
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Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US raid: Pentagon

Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US raid: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US forces have killed the leader of the Islamic State group´s Afghanistan branch in a raid in the northeastern province of Kunar, the Pentagon said Friday.

"US forces killed Abu Sayed, the emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) -- in a strike on the group´s headquarters in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 11," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

"The raid also killed other ISIS-K members and will significantly disrupt the terror group´s plans to expand its presence in Afghanistan.

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