U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conduct preflight checks on an A-10C Thunderbolt II before takeoff from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Aug. 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

U.S. Strike Kills ISIS Leader in Afghanistan

The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in an airstrike on Saturday along with 10 other fighters, officials said.

U.S. forces conducted a counter-terrorism strike in Nangarhar province targeting a senior leader of a terrorist group, said a spokesperson for Operation Resolute Support, a NATO-led mission which trains and advises Afghan forces.

Spokesman Lt. Colonel Martin L. O’Donnell referred NBC News to a statement from Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani’s deputy spokesperson which confirmed that Abu Sayeed Orakzai, Islamic State’s leader in Afghanistan, had been killed.

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