28 Jun '18, 2am

Amid Ceasefire With Taliban, US Strikes on ISIS in Afghanistan Heat Up

Amid Ceasefire With Taliban, US Strikes on ISIS in Afghanistan Heat Up

The U.S. military is beefing up its strikes against the ISIS-K extremist group in Afghanistan while the ceasefire the Afghan National Defense Forces have brokered with the Taliban continues to hold, a top general said Wednesday. The recent Taliban-Afghan agreement is the first unilateral ceasefire since the war in Afghanistan began in 2001, said Brig. Gen. Lance R. Bunch Assistant, Deputy Commander for Air, and Vice Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, Resolute Support. But airstrikes on other hostile groups continue, especially the Afghan offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, called Islamic State-Khorasan province, or ISIS-K. "We have conducted strikes against ISIS-K during this timeframe, a little over 80 of those strikes as we continue to do counterterrorism operations," Bunch told reporters via a video feed from Afghanistan, rei...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/27/amid-cease...

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