Thursday, 11 February 2016

U.S. has 'significantly' upped strikes on Islamic State in Afghanistan

U.S. has 'significantly' upped strikes on Islamic State in Afghanistan - general | Reuters
Brigadier General Wilson Shoffner, a U.S. military spokesman, said in a briefing to reporters. "The change in authorities has given us additional flexibility." Shoffner declined to give specifics on the number of strikes but said combined with pressure from Afghan security forces, they had succeeded in containing Islamic State in the southern part of Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan. According to the Afghan interior ministry, Afghan and international forces conducted nearly 20 joint operations against Islamic State in Nangarhar in January.

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