Published on May 8, 2017
The head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan was killed by U.S. and Afghan forces on April 27, according to a statement from the United States Forces - Afghanistan. Abdul Hasib was killed in a raid, which also led to the death of other high-ranking ISIS leaders and fighters. Hasib was behind the March attack against Kabul National Military Hospital, when ISIS fighters dressed in medical uniforms, stormed the hospital. Dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in the attack. Following the death of Hasib, Afghan forces surged through ISIS strongholds in eastern Afghanistan.