Top ISIS leaders killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

| Updated: May 27, 2017 00:36 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], May 26 (ANI): At least seven Islamic State fighters of ISIL-Khorasan province, a branch of the militant Islamist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, were killed in the latest anti-IS operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The Nangarhar Police commandment in a statement said the militants were killed during the Silab-4 and 5 operations being conducted in Chaparhar district, Khaama Press reported. The statement further stated that the two ISIS leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Syed and Shuhrat. This comes as the anti-ISIS operation is underway in Nangarhar to eliminate the presence of ISIS affiliates in this province and 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces said that loyalists of the ISIS in Afghanistan have suffered heavy casualties during the Afghan forces joint operations. Anti-government armed militant groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan during the recent years. The operations are currently being conducted under the name of Silab operations, which was launched in April 2017 to suppress the loyalists of the terror group in this province. In April 2016, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani admitted that Afghanistan is facing the menace of terrorism from the terror networks including al-Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban group.(ANI)

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