The Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Has Been Killed By U.S. Army Rangers

The deadly raid that also snuffed out 35 other ISIS fighters was confirmed over the weekend.

Sheikh Abdul Hasib
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A daring U.S. Army raid has killed Afghanistan’s top ISIS leader, Sheikh Abdul Hasib. CNN has further details: 

Fifty US Army rangers and 40 Afghan commandos were dropped by helicopter into Nangarhar Province, within a mile or so of the site where the United States dropped the MOAB, or “mother of all bombs,” on April 13.

Within minutes, the rangers were surrounded by heavy fire, the Pentagon said, causing the soldiers to call in support from an AC-130 aircraft, F-16s, drones and Apache helicopters. 

The Pentagon said Hasib was the target of the attack, but didn’t confirm his death until Sunday.  

Other high ranking leaders and of the terrorist network’s regional branch, ISIS-K, were also killed, along with 35 ISIS fighters.

Two American soldiers, Sgts. Joshua Rodgers and Cameron Thomas, lost their lives in the attack. The Pentagon is investigating the possibility of friendly fire.

The raid was the most recent attack against ISIS-K, which is responsible for numerous acts of terror throughout the region. 

“This is the second ISIS-K emir we have killed in nine months, along with dozens of their leaders and hundreds of their fighters,” said General John Nicholson, Commander US Forces – Afghanistan.

“For more than two years, ISIS-K has waged a barbaric campaign of death, torture and violence against the Afghan people, especially those in southern Nangarhar.”  

“He was responsible for ordering the attack on the 400-bed hospital in Kabul, kidnapped girls and beheaded elders in front of their families,” the President’s office said.  

Definitely sounds like he had it coming. Keep up the good work!