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U.S. forces in Afghanistan killed a “former Taliban commander” and seven of his associates on Monday in Helmand Province “because we had information that they were planning operations against U.S. and Afghan personnel there in Afghanistan,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday.

Kirby said the former Taliban commander — Abdul Rauf Khadim — swore allegiance to ISIS/ISIL just a few weeks ago. Kirby also confirmed that Khadim is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee: “He was released in 2007. He was released to Kabul,” he said.

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