09 Apr '18, 1pm

US military kills senior Islamic State commander in Afghan north

Qair Hikmatullah. Image from NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan. The US military killed Qari Hikmatullah, who was described as “the senior ISIS-K (Islamic State Khorasan province or IS-K) commander and the main facilitator of ISIS-K fighters into northern Afghanistan” in an airstrike in the northern Afghan province of Faryab on April 5. Hikmatullah is part of the contingent of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan that defected and joined the Islamic State after the Taliban was caught hiding the death of Mullah Omar. NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan reported that Hikmatullah and his bodyguard were killed in an airstrike in the Bal Chiragh district in Faryab province. The military described Hikmatullah as a “a native Uzbekistani” who had “a history of divided loyalties,” as he first served as a leader in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekista...

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