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Daesh leader for Afghanistan killed in airstrike

Daesh leader for Afghanistan killed in airstrike

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Aug 26, 2018 - 16:28

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday confirmed the killing of Islamic State or Daesh leader for Afghanistaninfo-icon in an airstrike in the Khogyani district last night.

The Daesh leader in Afghanistan, Saad Arhabi, also known as Abu Sayed Orakzai, was killed along with 10 other Daesh fighters in Jungle village last night by joint Afghan and foreign forces, said Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor’s spokesman.

He cited intelligence sources and said the airstrike destroyed two depots of light and heavy weapons and a large quantity of explosives.

He said Arhabi was a resident of the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistaninfo-icon. He was appointed as head of the Daesh-Khorasan leader after the killing of his predecessor Abu Saeed Bajuari.

Bajauri was killed in eastern Kunar province on July 14, 2017.

Before Bajuari, his predecessor Abdul Hasib Logari was killed in a joint operation by Afghan and US forces in Nangarhar province on April 2, 2017.

The third emir, Abu Sayed, was killed in a US strike on the group’s headquarters in Kunar province on July 11, 2017.

Before him the group’s first leader Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed in an airstrike in the Achin district of Nangarhar on July 26, 2016.

Arhabi was the fourth wali of the IS group in Afghanistan.

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