Taliban kills ISIS leader responsible for killing Americans during Afghanistan withdrawl

Although the identity of the slain terrorist has not been revealed, intelligence sources identified him as the ringleader of the Hamid Karzai airport bombing that killed 13 Americans and more than 150 Afghans.

The Taliban claims to have killed the ISIS terrorist who planned a deadly attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan during the country's chaotic withdrawal in August 2021.

On August 26, 2021, a suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai International Airport left 13 Americans dead: 11 Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier. Some 170 Afghan civilians were also killed and another 18 U.S. military personnel were wounded.

The Associated Press reported that the suspected terrorist was killed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan in early April during a series of military operations against ISIS. The article cited U.S. officials and the father of a Marine killed in that attack. The agency reported a statement from the Pentagon Press Secretary, Patrick Ryder, who confirmed the death of the ISIS leader and assured that the U.S. government did not conduct a joint operation with the Taliban.

According to U.S. officials, the terrorist was responsible for the airport attack. Intelligence services determined that the ringleader was a key conspirator and overseer of ISIS in Afghanistan. However, the terrorist's identity has yet to be revealed.