The DOD recently released footage of U.S. Special Operations Forces conducting a raid against ISIS-K in Mughul, Darzab district, Jowzjan province, Afghanistan. What appears to be a platoon of U.S. Army Rangers, they can be seen loading up onto the MH-47, landing on target, followed by several explosions. It is difficult to discern exactly what the exact cause of these explosions are, but suffice to say that, according to the DOD reports, the mission was a success. U.S. Special Operations Forces and their partner Afghani Special Security Forces killed an ISIS-K commander alongside another militant on the night of 26-27 March.

Just five days before the raid, SOF units also reportedly killed four more fighters in the area. Six days prior, air assets eliminated two ISIS-K “platoon commanders,” which was followed by a raid the resulted in the deaths of another 13 militants. SOF elements have also already captured those commanders’ “predecessor Khitab Aka, ISIS-K’s head facilitator of foreign fighters in Jowzjan.”

Mughul lies in northern Afghanistan, relatively close to the borders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It is less than 60 miles from Turkmenistan.