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Behind the Front Lines in the Fight to “Annihilate” ISIS in Afghanistan

posted on July 24, 2017

The Washington Post’s Max Bearak reports on the battle against the Islamic State in Khorasan, Afghanistan, also known as ISIS-K. The U.S. military has targeted the offshoot of ISIS with sustained bombings and drone strikes, one of which killed Abu Sayed, ISIS-K’s leader. Bearak writes, “Over the past three years, ISIS-K has succeeded in carrying out ghastly attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. But as Islamic State territory in Iraq and Syria is whittled away, coalition forces here are worried that Afghanistan’s notoriously ungovernable eastern provinces could become a safe haven for fleeing fighters and a new staging ground for attacks on the West.”

Read at The Washington Post