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."
USFOR-A Public Affairs Office