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GENERAL NICHOLSON STATEMENT ON THE KILLING OF THE THIRD ISIS-K EMIR BY U.S. AND AFGHAN FORCES IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Release No: 17-267 July 14, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL

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2017-07-14-US-01

 KABUL, Afghanistan (July 14, 2017) - U.S. Forces-Afghanistan confirms that Abu Sayed, the Emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) in Afghanistan was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar Province on July 11.

The following is a statement from General John Nicholson, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander.
 
"This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017," said Nicholson. "Abu Sayed is the third ISIS-K emir we have killed in the last year and we will continue until they are annihilated. There is no safe haven for ISIS-K in Afghanistan."

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