According to the Taliban, Abu Omar Khorasani, the leader of the Daesh terrorist organization in Afghanistan, has been slain.
After Sheikh Abdul Haseeb Logari was assassinated in April 2017, Khorasani was said to have succeeded him.
Following the Taliban's conquest of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, on August 15, conflicting stories emerged concerning Khorasani's fate. Some claimed he was released and thousands of other detainees, while others claimed the Taliban executed him.
The Wall Street Journal reported on August 26 that the Taliban executed the jihadist and eight other members of his terror outfit after taking Kabul and its prison the week before.
According to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen news program, the Taliban announced Khorasani's death on Saturday.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Khorasani said he left Nangarhar last year when Daesh terrorists dispersed throughout Afghanistan. In May 2020, he was apprehended by the US and Afghan soldiers in residence outside of Kabul.
According to him, a judge condemned him to death and 800 years in jail. The Taliban, on the other hand, was the first to attack him.
Daesh has a presence in eastern and northern Afghanistan, primarily in Nangarhar, the war-torn country's de facto capital.
It has recently claimed responsibility for several attacks against the Taliban.
The Afghan government quickly crumbled as President Joe Biden announced the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, and the Taliban grabbed control of the whole country.
In early September, the Taliban declared the formation of a caretaker administration.
The Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, when the US invaded the country under combatting terrorism after the 9/11 attacks and destroyed the Taliban-led government.