Taliban Executes ISIS Leader Abu Omar Khorasani in Afghan Prison
Abu Omar Khorasani was the leader of the ISIS splinter cell
Former ISIS-K leader Abu Omar Khorasani has been executed by the terrorist group the Taliban, according to a recent announcement.
Khorasani was the leader of the ISIS splinter cell in Afghanistan, which was behind the recent bombing in Kabul that killed 180 people, including 13 American troops last month.
Khorasani was freed with thousands of other prisoners as chaos engulfed the country following the Taliban takeover.
The Taliban confirmed the ISIS leader was shot dead, according to Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen.
Khorasani was on death row before the Taliban's recent takeover of the country.
He was captured by US and Afghan forces last year and later sentenced to death and 800 years in prison.
Despite his group being at war with the Taliban, he praised their advance as a harbinger for radical change.
"They will let me free if they are good Muslims," Khorasani said.
But later, he was taken from prison and shot.
His death indicated the Taliban would not work with ISIS terrorists.
ISIS-K was formed in 2015 and was bolstered by foreign jihadis who fled the collapse of the self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Khorasani became the leader of the group after Abdul Haseeb Logari was killed in April 2017.
Just weeks later, the terrorists announced they had captured Osama Bin Laden's "impenetrable" cave fortress in the Tora Bora mountains.
Since then, ISIS-K jihadis have launched multiple attacks on Afghan and Nato troops.
ISIS-K claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack targeting crowds of migrants at Kabul airport.
Thirteen US soldiers died, along with over 170 civilians.
Later, a series of drone attacks were launched by the Pentagon, which reportedly wiped out a number of terrorists linked to the atrocity.
Dr. Rakib Ehsan, the research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, said:
"Their ultimate goal is establish a global Islamic caliphate while the Taliban are solely focused on implementing sharia law in Afghanistan."
"ISIS-K believes the Taliban is a reformist movement which betrays Islam, and they are swooping up disillusioned (ex-members) who share this view."
"The Islamic State is focused on the destruction of western civilization."
There are almost 2,200 members of ISIS-K in Afghanistan, who are based mostly in the eastern Nangahar province.