'750 IS warriors killed in Afghanistan'

'750 IS warriors killed in Afghanistan'

World May 19, 2017 17:21

CABUL - US special units and Afghan troops have been deprived of 750 warriors of the Islamic state since Afghanistan in early March. That was announced by the US Army on Friday.

They also destroyed tunnels, cave complexes and command and logistical centers. The areas controlled by IS would be reduced by about two thirds.

In addition to IS, the Afghan forces also fight against the Taliban. These radical Islamists committed their attacks since NATO officially replaced the combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014 by a training mission and reduced the number of troops.

For more than a year, the United States and Afghanistan jointly battle IS with air attacks. In April, US troops cast the largest non-nuclear bomb from their armor's arena, the GBU-43, in a cave complex of IS in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Probably 96 IS warriors came alive. The entire complex was destroyed by Kabul government.

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