Terrorism

Deputy emir of Islamic State’s Khorasan province reported killed in US drone strike

“The US killed the Islamic State’s deputy emir for its Khorasan province in a drone strike on July 6 in eastern Afghanistan, according to Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security. If confirmed, the US has killed two deputy emirs of the Khorasan province since February. The National Directorate of Security said that Afghan forces confirmed that ‘Gull Zaman,’ the Khorasan province’s second in command, and his deputy, who was identified as ‘Jahanyar,’ were killed in a strike in the Achin district in Nangarhar. The Khorasan is a region encompassing Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan, Iran, and neighboring Central Asian countries. Five other jihadists are said to have been killed in the strike, according to TOLONews.”

Source: Deputy emir of Islamic State’s Khorasan province reported killed in US drone strike | The Long War Journal

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