Head of ISIS in Afghanistan reportedly killed in U.S. airstrike
A security force member looks through binoculars as they protect a safe zone in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Photo: Zabihullah Ghazi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
American officials say the Islamic State's leader in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed Orakzai, has been killed in a targeted airstrike, reports CNN.
The big picture: ISIS has ceded much of its territory in Iraq and Syria, causing a significant number of its fighters to move into Afghanistan — and allowing the U.S. to focus its efforts on eliminating the terrorist organization there.