Thursday, July 14 2016 17:00 EEST
US airstrike kills Daesh leader in Afghanistan
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The USA performed an air strike against Nangarhar province in Afghanistan that killed the terrorists’ leader Umar Khalifa and four other militants.

According to the Pentagon’s spokesman Peter Cook, one of the leaders of Daesh was liquidated on July 9 as a result of the US air strikes in Afghanistan.

'A well-known terrorist leader Umar Khalifa was liquidated on July 9 along with four other militants in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan as a result of the air strike,' he said.

It is reported that those killed were members of the group 'IS-Khorasan'.

'The US supports reliable counter-terrorism partnership with Afghanistan and Pakistan, and we are aware of the sacrifices our armed forces have to do to pursue the terrorists for the sake of peace and security,' the Pentagon’s representative mentioned.

Washington is convinced that constant cooperation with Afghanistan and Pakistan can help to liquidate terrorists in the region.

At the same time, NATO is going to send reconnaissance aircraft to Syria and Iraq to destroy Daesh terrorists.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reported full readiness to provide reconnaissance aircraft to fight Daesh during the NATO summit in Warsaw.

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