- ISIS Leader Dead in Afghanistan – Confirmed by US
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ISIS Leader Dead in Afghanistan – Confirmed by US
On April 13th, 2017, the Mother of all Bombs, known as MOAB, was dropped on the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. 14 days later, 50 US Army Rangers and 40 Afghan commandos were dropped into a hot LZ about a mile from the blast site.
Taking heavy fire within minutes of deployment, they called for air support. What you would expect to be a dead-zone after the initial attack became the kind of fire fight that we only see in movies. Troops on the ground, AC-130s and F16s zipping by overhead, assisted by drone fighters and Apache helicopters. Let’s be glad that we have brave soldiers to fight this kind of battle for us as we watch from a distance. The fighting lasted more than three hours.
The target of this attack? Sheikh Abdul Hasib, the leader of ISIS forces in Afghanistan. They also managed to eradicate two high ranking ISIS-K leaders and 35 ISIS fighters. Two American soldiers were killed in the raid.
President Ashraf Ghani’s Office tweeted that Hasib was killed in the raid, and reiterated that this was the son-of-a-bitch responsible for the hospital attack in March. The US military command in Afghanistan confirmed the report on Sunday.
March to April? That’s a pretty swift execution. A note to terror organizations around the world, if you want bombs dropped on your head imminently, go attack a hospital or school. The people you’re fighting against have zero tolerance for that kind of shit.
The two American soldiers who died in the raid were Sgt. Joshua Rodgers, 22, and Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, reported by the New York Times. Let’s keep their families, and those of all of our fallen brethren in our prayers. These guys died protecting our freedom and liberty, and their memories deserve the highest respect.