ISIS in AfghanistanAt least 21 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest operations conducted in East of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted jointly by the Afghan ground and Air Forces in Nangarhar province.

MoD further added taht the loyalists of the terror group were targeted in the restive Achin district which was once a stronghold of the terror group in Nangarhar.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least 15 loyalists of the terror group in separate airstrikes carried out in Achin district earlier.

Meanwhile, provincial governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, said at least 10 ISIS loyalists were killed in a drone strike in Achin district late on Monday night.

The Afghan forces as well as the US forces are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group in this province in a bid to curb their activities.

The Afghan government earlier a strategy to fight the loyalists of the terror group in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, the US forces stepped up airstrikes against the ISIS loyalists earlier this year after they were granted more authorities by President Barack Obama.

The increased raids against ISIS loyalists followed amid concerns that they are attempting to expand foothold in the country besides attempting to consolidate operations with the terror group in Iraq and Syria.


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