Afghan security forces keep watch near the site of U.S. airstrike on a civilian vehicle in Haska Mina district Nangarhar province on August 12, 2017. AFP / NOORULLAH SHIRZADA
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Several senior members of the central Asian affiliate of Daesh (ISIS) were killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.The group's emir, Abu Sayed, was reported killed in a strike on his headquarters in Kunar in July, the third Daesh emir in Afghanistan to be killed since July 2016 .As part of an increased campaign against both Daesh and the Taliban, the dominant Islamist militant group in Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Force has dropped nearly 2,000 weapons in the country as of the end of July, compared to fewer than 1,400 in all of last year.
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