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Over 750 Daesh rebels killed in US, Afghan forces operations

Over 750 Daesh rebels killed in US, Afghan forces operations

May 19, 2017 - 22:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan and US counter-terrorism forces have killed over 750 terrorists of the ISIS-Khorasan also known as Daesh in Afghanistaninfo-icon since March this year, a statement from the US forces in Afghanistan said on Friday.

These operations would continue until ISIS-K is defeated in 2017, the statement said.

Since early 2016, Afghan and U.S. counter-terrorism forces have put relentless pressure on ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan.

Their territory and fighting strength had been reduced by two-thirds. In the last nine months alone, Afghan and U.S. counter-terrorism forces have killed the ISIS-K Emir Hafiz Sayed Khan and his replacement, Abdul Hasib.

They have also killed over a dozen of their top leadership. Since early March, they have killed more than 750 ISIS-K fighters, recovering territory so that displaced Afghans have been able to return to their homes.

As Afghan and U.S. Special Forces make this progress, the full extent of ISIS-K barbarity is being revealed. Particularly heinous has been ISIS-K recruitment and training of child soldiers and kidnapping of young womeninfo-icon who they force into marriage with their fighters.

Some of the women forced into marriage have escaped as friendly operations progress. In addition to restoring territory to Afghan citizens, the operations have destroyed cave and tunnel complexes, command and control centers and logistics nodes.


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