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U.S. Drone Strike Reportedly Takes Out ISIS Radio Station

This is at least the second time U.S. forces have taken out an ISIS propaganda station this year

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Photo Illustration: Diana Quach
Jul 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM ET

During one of their latest drone strikes, U.S. forces took out a propaganda radio station run by Islamic State loyalists in Afghanistan, according to local media reports.

The station was based in a remote, eastern area of Nangarhar province where there has been an increase of both ISIS activity and U.S. airstrikes in recent months. Radio operators have been using the station to recruit new fighters.

Spokesperson for the Governor of Nangarhar, Attaullah Khogyani said that about 12 ISIS loyalists died in drone strikes in Momand Dara, a district in eastern Nangarhar, on Wednesday. U.S. forces have confirmed that they executed three drone strikes in that region, according to Stars and Stripes.

The U.S. also took out a radio station in Momand Dara last February in a strike that killed at least 29 people, five of whom were radio operators. The station continued operation a few months later.

According to local media reports, ISIS loyalist have not commented on the attack.