US forces in Afghanistan said that a key ISIS commander was killed in a raid in the eastern area of Nangarhar province. Khetab Emir, who was known by multiple names, facilitated high-profile attacks and supplied Daesh fighters with weapons and materials to make explosives.
The death of the emir is a major blow to the ISIS outfit in Afghanistan as it goes a long way to impede the spread and expansion of the terrorist group as it faces annihilation in Iraq and Syria. Also, the death of the emir is key in protecting the innocents in Afghanistan which faces threats from various terror organizations.
Daesh fighters have developed a stronghold in the province on Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan and have become one of the country’s most dangerous militant groups. The hardline militant group’s local affiliate, known as Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) after an old name for the region that includes Afghanistan, has been active since 2015, fighting the Taliban as well as Afghan and foreign forces.