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ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed by US Airstrike, Pentagon Says

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    The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike on the groups’ headquarters this week, the Pentagon said Friday.

    Abu Sayed, the emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province, called ISIS-K, died in Tuesday’s airstrike in Kunar Province, a region on Afghanistan’s northeast border with Pakistan.

    "This operation is another success in our campaign to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017," commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson told NBC News.

    Senate Armed Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona, last month said the U.S. has no strategy to end what he called a stalemate in Afghanistan after 16 years of war.