ISIS assassinates high Taliban commander

Senior Taliban officer Hamadallah Mokkhlis was among the 25 dead in an ISIS attack on a hospital in Kabul on Tuesday. ISIS took responsibility for the attack. The victim was the highest-ranking officer to be killed since Taliban took over the rule of Afghanistan in August. DEBKAfile’s counter terror sources add: The Islamic State has stepped up its offensive against Taliban in recent weeks, significantly reinforced by former US-trained Afghanistan special units who have joined ISIS for the goal of  overthrowing Taliban.

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