The U.S. military and its Afghan partners have managed to push back the Islamic State‘s presence in the country from nearly a dozen districts to just two or three, the military’s top spokesman in Afghanistan told C-SPAN on Dec. 22.
A year ago, U.S. commanders estimated the strength of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan at between 1,500 and 3,000 members, Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said.
Today, he said, it is about 1,000. “We think we’ve significantly reduced that presence.”