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Abu Sayed

Head of Daesh in Afghanistan killed in US strike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: US forces have killed the head of the Daesh group´s Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader. Abu Sayed was killed in a July 11 strike in Afghanistan´s northeastern province of Kunar on the headquarters of Daesh-Khorasan Province (IS-K), which also killed additional militants, the Pentagon said in a statement. "You kill a leader of one of these groups and it sets them back," Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told reporters. "It´s obviously a…