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ISIS in Afghanistan: U.S. forces OK’d to attack emerging offshoot

ISIS in Afghanistan: U.S. forces OK’d to attack emerging offshoot

U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan are now authorized to target Islamic State militants seeking a foothold in the country’s volatile Nangarhar province.Approved by the White House, this new authority expands the U.S. counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan to include engaging al-Qaida-linked groups as well as the Islamic State offshoot that is estimated to total between 1,000 and 3,000 fighters.

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