According to the Iranian agency Tasnim, around 40 leaders of the Islamic State terror group (the IS, forbidden in Russia) have fled the militant’s prison of the Taliban (forbidden in Russia) radical movement as a result of a secret US forces operation in the north-east of Afghanistan.

Tasnim reports that the operation was held 2 weeks ago in the north-western province of Badghis. The US troops have carried out a raid on the prison killing all its guards. Then, 40 foreign IS leaders were transported by helicopters.

As reported by the agency, Abdullah Afzali, deputy head of Badghis, have confirmed this information.