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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse27 Mar 2018 9:08 p.m. PST

…. says yes. The US says no.

"U.S. airstrikes killed two leaders of ISIS-Khorasan — the Islamic State's Afghan offshoot — this month, as U.S. commanders claim they are fighting a narrative pushed by Russia that IS is growing in the country.

Omair and Abu Samaya, ISIS-K's lead facilitators of foreign fighters, were killed during a meeting in the northern Afghan province of Sari Pul. Later that same night, Afghan Special Security Forces killed an additional 13 ISIS-K fighters during a raid in Jowzjan, a neighboring province.

The raid occurred in an area ISIS-K believed to be a safe haven for the arrival of their foreign fighters and weapons, according to a press release from NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan…."
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