09 May 2017

News Story: 34 Daesh Killed In Air Force Operation In Nangarhar

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano Ground Attack Aircraft
At least 34 Daesh insurgents were killed and a radio station belonging to the group was destroyed during air force operations in eastern Nangarhar in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Monday.

“In the past 24 hours, 34 Daesh terrorists were killed and a radio station run by Daesh terrorists was destroyed after the Afghan Air Force targeted militant hideouts in the Naziyan and Achin districts of eastern Nangarhar province,” read the statement.

“The station was broadcasting illegally across Nangarhar, spreading the group’s extremist messages and issuing threats to people and government staff,” the statement said.

This comes after the Afghan government and U.S officials confirmed the death of Abdul Haseeb Logari and other high-ranking Daesh insurgents in a joint operation in Nangarhar.

In a statement Sunday night, the Pentagon confirmed the death of Logari. At the time of the raid officials said they thought Logari had been killed, but were not certain.

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