U.S. raid takes out ISIS leader in Afghanistan

A successful raid carried out by Afghan and U.S. special forces on Sunday has killed Abdul Hasib, the head of ISIS in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani announced on Sunday.

Hasib was killed when a team of 50 U.S. Special Forces and 40 Afghan commandos raided his compound in Nangarhar. The compound is located near the area where the U.S. dropped the “Mother Of All Bombs” on an ISIS tunnel network on April 13.

Hasib had become the leader of Islamic State-Khorasan, an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan, after his predecessor was killed by a U.S. drone strike last year.

News of the terrorist leader’s death came little less than a week after an unsuccessful raid on that same compound left two Army Rangers dead and others wounded. Joshua Rodgers, 22, of Illinois, and Cameron Thomas, 23, of Ohio, were killed in that raid, which took place on April 26.

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