U.S. Troops Capture Self-Styled ISIS Capital in Afghanistan

Published July 8th, 2018 - 10:31 GMT
Afghanistan-based U.S. forces  (Shutterstock/File Photo)
Afghanistan-based U.S. forces (Shutterstock/File Photo)

Afghanistan-based U.S. forces say that they have captured the so-called capital of Daesh or known as Islamic State (IS) rebels during an operation with Afghan forces in Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province.

A military U.S. forces official told media that the main ISIS centers were destroyed during operation conducted two months ago and huge casualties inflicted on rebels.

About 167 IS members, including foreign militants, had been killed, nine caves, five tunnels, 30 weapons storages, nine centers destroyed and several weapons and ammunition were captured during the offensives, he said.

“We are committed that Afghanistan should have one capital which is Kabul, and we will never allow ISIS’s center in Afghanistan,” he added.

He said hundreds of Afghan and foreign forces had jointly launched the offensives two months ago and many areas recaptured.

Haska Mina district administrative chief Rezwanullah Bashermal told Pajhwok the ISIS group selected Gorgori area as thier capital after U.S. hit their center with Mother of All Bombs in Achin district.



He claimed many ISIS rebels had been killed, including Chines, Tajiks, and Uzbeks, Iranians, Chechens and a number of area’s residents.

He said the rebels retreated to Shah Shoy, Tora Bora, Khogyani, Pachiragam and some to eastern Kunar province, currently security check-post had been established in the area.

The security officials planned to eliminate another ISIS center in Tora Bora, he informed.


This article has been adapted from its original source.

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