Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike has killed a big shot of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan.

Hailing from India, Rashid Abdullah was the leader of the Kerala module of ISIS terrorist group.

An unidentified ISIS operative has confirmed the killing of Rashid Abdullah by issuing a message in Telegram application.

The airstrikes also killed two other Indians, two women and four children, according to the message obtained by Times of India.

The airstrike was apparently carried out in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Nangarhar province has tanked during the recent years.

Both Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS gunnies are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

The anti-government armed elements often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in Jalalabad city and other parts of Nangarhar.

...back at the comedy club, Boogie was cracking himself up, but nobody else seemed to be getting the non-stop jokes...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Nangarhar to suppress ISIS, Taliban and other anti-government Death Eaters.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-05