ISIS Commander Killed in Fight with Taliban

ISIS Commander Killed in Fight with Taliban
Mon Jun 1, 2015 18:00:49

Militants affiliated with the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group have suffered heavy casualties in fight with the Taliban militants in Farah province.

According to local security officials, the casualties were inflicted on ISIS-affiliated militants during a 20-hour long fight with the Taliban militants in Anar Dara district, local Afghan News Agency Khaama Press reported.

A spokesman for the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Farah province, Hanif Rezaye, said clashes between ISIS and Taliban militants broke out while the ISIS militants were looking to establish sanctuaries for them.

He said at least 15 ISIS militants including their commander Syed Mahmood Hussaini were killed and 12 others were taken as prisoners.

Rezay further added at least 14 ISIS militants were also injured and dozens of others joined the Taliban group together their weapons, ammunition along with some vehicles.

According to Rezaye, at least 5 Taliban insurgents were also killed and 9 others were wounded during the clashes.

This comes as at least sixteen militants affiliated with the Taliban group and (ISIS) group were killed following a series of air raids by the Afghan Air Force in Farah.

According to the local government officials, the airstrikes were carried out on Friday close to Shindand district of Herat and Anar Dara district of Farah.

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