US airstrikes destroy ISIS’ “Voice of the Caliphate” radio station – Report

  • US airstrikes reportedly destroyed an ISIS-operated radio facility in Afghanistan
  • The FM radio station broadcasting from a remote Afghan province is dubbed as the “Voice of the Caliphate”
  • The bomb raids also damaged the terror group’s internet equipment and killed 29 ISIS militants

It took only two successive US airstrikes to destroy an Islamic State-operated radio station dubbed as the “Voice of the Caliphate” in the remote part of Afghanistan, this was confirmed both by American and Afghan officials on Tuesday, February 2.

The bomb raids also reportedly killed 29 ISIS militants and shattered what the officials believe could be an internet equipment used by the jihadists for their online activities.

CNN reported that the US airstrikes were conducted over the province of  Nangarhar late Monday.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the province’s governor, confirmed to CNN the destruction of the FM radio station facility operated by ISIS on the capital of Jalalabad.

He also revealed that 8 of the ISIS militants who were killed were members of the group operating the radio and  internet facility of the Sunni extremists.

In a separate statement, U.S. Army Col. Mike Lawhorn, spokesman for the US-NATO troops in Afghanistan said that “U.S. forces conducted two counter-terrorism airstrikes in Achin district” but declined to give further details. (Click here to read more)


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