Friday, August 12, 2016

War

U.S. airstrike killed Islamic State leader in Afghanistan, Pentagon says - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The top leader for the Islamic State's Afghanistan branch was killed by U.S. forces in a strike last month, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Hafiz Sayed Khan was killed in the July 26 airstrike, the Pentagon announced, in the nation's southern Nangarhar province. Officials said U.S. and Afghan special forces carried out the operation."

Comment: I'd like to say that it's nice to have some good news to report on the war in Afghanistan. I suspect that the Islamic State will have little difficulty replacing Khan. The real good news is in between the lines of this report. If it's true that U.S. and Afghan special forces carried about the operation together and the Afghan forces were true partners in the effort and not merely training or observing, then that is indeed good news.

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