Kabul announces death of Daesh leader in Afghanistan

Afghan authorities announced on Sunday the death of Daesh leader in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, in a raid the night before in Nangarhar province (east). Ten other members of the terrorist group perished in this ground and air operation led by Afghan and allied forces, the National Security Directorate said in a statement.

Two Daesh hideouts were targeted and a large quantity of heavy and light weapons could be destroyed, she added. The Daesh propaganda agency Amaq did not release any information about the attack.

The governor of Nangarhar province said that Saad Erhabi was the fourth leader of the Afghan branch of Daesh killed in a year. fighting as well against the Taliban as against the Afghan forces and the NATO contingent. The US military estimates that about 2,000 ISIS operatives in Afghanistan.

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