Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan destroy Daesh radio station
Kabul - Arab Today
U.S. airstrikes on a remote region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the so-called Islamic State group, American and Afghan officials said on Tuesday, according to ABC News.
"Voice of the Caliphate" radio operated by Daesh near the border with Pakistan was destroyed in U.S. two airstrikes, according to a U.S. military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media on the subject.
The radio station was broadcasting illegally across Nangarhar, spreading the group's extremist message, issuing threats to journalists in the provincial capital Jalalabad and attempting to recruit young men to its cause.
The spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani, said the strikes had also killed 21 members of Daesh group, including five who were working for the radio station.