New U.S. drone strike has left more than 40 Takfiris killed in Afghanistan’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar.
U.S. aerial assaults took place on Thursday 14th April 2016 night in Achin district, Nangarhar province, located some 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Afghan local officials also confirmed that those killed in the aerial assaults were members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group which has gained foothold in Nangarhar in the recent months.
The US military estimates that between 1,000 and 3,000 Daesh fighters are operating across Afghanistan.
Daesh Takfiri terrorist primarily has been operating mainly in Iraq and Syria but now has extended its tentacles in Afghanistan.
Rivalry between Taliban militant group and Daesh has been witnessed severally. On June 16, 2015, Afghan Taliban militant group warned Daesh ringleader and self-proclaimed caliph, Ibrahim al-Samarrai, also known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, against “waging a parallel insurgency in Afghanistan.
CIA spy agency usually uses drones for airstrikes and spying missions on Afghanistan and Pakistan troubled northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border.
U.S. drone attacks have also been witnessed in the war-torn of Somalia. U.S. strikes killed Al-Shabaab emir, Godane near Barawe and recently, drone attack in Somalia has seen nearly 200 militants killed alongside high value commanders.
The rise of Daesh in Afghanistan and the continued Taliban militancy comes despite US-led war against militancy in the country that has left hundreds of militants killed.