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Pentagon: US-backed operations killed 12 Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan |Stripes

Pentagon: US-backed operations killed 12 Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan |Stripes

The top 12 leaders of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan have been killed this summer during an American-backed Afghan special operations offensive in the country’s eastern region, the top American commander for Afghanistan said.

Yet, the Afghan security forces remained in a stalemate with Taliban forces throughout much of the nation and have sustained high casualties as the fighting season nears its expected end, Army Gen. John “Mick” Nicholson said Friday at the Pentagon.

Source: Pentagon: US-backed operations killed 12 Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan – Middle East – Stripes