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  1. US drops more bombs in Afghanistan than Iraq and Syria for first time in 4 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The United States dropped more bombs and other munitions in Afghanistan last month than it did on Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria for the first time since the anti-ISIS campaign began in 2014. American aircraft dropped 339 weapons in Afghanistan in March, compared to 294 in Iraq and Syria, according to the Air Force's monthly strike report.

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  2. IS Militants Execute 12-Year-Old Boy in N. AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Voice of America

    Islamic State militants executed a 12-year-old boy on charges of helping local police in northern Afghanistan, according to a senior Afghan government official who spoke to VOA. The boy was accused of supplying food and water to an Afghan local police check post in northern Jawzjan province.

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  3. Islamic State Beheads 14-Year-Old Boy in Jawzjan ProvinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | Gateway Pundit

    The victim, identified as Rahimdad, was from the northern Jawzjan province in Afghanistan. The Khaama Press reported, via Religion of Peace : Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorist group have beheaded a child on charges of helping the security forces in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

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  4. 15 IS fighters join Taliban in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Newkerala.com

    Shiberghan, April 16 : A 15-member group of the Islamic State terror outfit has joined the Taliban in Afghanistan's Darzab district, police said on Monday. 'The 15 fighters who operated as the Ghazanfar group deserted IS ranks and joined the Taliban on Friday,' Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.

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  5. 15 IS fighters join Taliban in N. Afghanistan: officialRead the original story

    Monday Apr 16 | Xinhuanet

    A 15-member group of the Islamic State outfit has switched side and joined the Taliban group in Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan province, deputy to provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said Monday. "Fifteen IS fighters who were active under the name of Ghazanfar group in Darzab district deserted IS rank and joined Taliban outfit in the said district on Friday," Khashi claimed in talks with Xinhua.

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  6. 20 IS terrorists killed in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 15 | Newkerala.com

    Kabul, April 15 : An Afghan Defence Ministry statement confirmed on Sunday the deaths of 20 Islamic State terror group members during an operation in the northern part of the country. The statement corrected prior information released by the spokesperson of the Jawzjan province governorate, Mohammad Reza Rezai who, speaking to Efe news agency, had announced that 31 IS militants had been killed in the past 48 hours during a land and air operation in Darzab district.

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  7. US and Afghan SOF kill more than 20 ISIS militants in northern AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. and Afghan special operations forces killed nearly two dozen Islamic State fighters in northern Afghanistan last week, the U.S. military said. A nighttime raid on Wednesday in Jowzjan province's Darzab district killed 22 fighters, said a statement released on Sunday.

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  8. US: Joint Operations Continue to Decimate IS in N. AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 15 | Voice of America

    An Afghan National Army soldier, left, smokes as a U.S. Army soldier sits next to him, at Camp Khogyani in Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2015. U.S. special forces in partnership with Afghan counterparts have eliminated 22 Islamic State fighters in a counterterrorism operation in northern Afghanistan.

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  9. Analysis -- A Sigh Of Relief From North Of The Afghan BorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 14 | Weekday Magazine

    The view southward from Central Asia has been grim since 2014, when groups of Taliban militants started fanning out across northern Afghanistan. Thinly stretched government forces in the area were forced to enlist the help of local paramilitary groups, known as Arbaky, who arguably are often little more than bandits with a sheriff's badge and might not be fighting Taliban forces at all.

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  10. Eight militants killed in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 11 | Newkerala.com

    The terrorists were killed in Darab district of Jawzjan during a clearance operation, reported Khaama Press. Not much detail has been put out with respect to the killed militants apart from the fact that out of the eight militants, one of them included French national apparently fighting in Islamic State ranks.

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  11. Leader of ISIL branch in Afghanistan killed by airstrike as U.S....Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 10 | National Post

    KABUL, Afghanistan - A U.S. airstrike killed the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of crippling setbacks for the extremist organization in the country, according to U.S. and Afghan officials on Monday. The U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen.

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  12. U.S. airstrike kills ISIS leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A U.S. airstrike killed the leader of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of crippling setbacks for the extremist organization in the country, according to U.S. and Afghan officials on Monday. The U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen.

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  13. US confirms top IS commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Yahoo!

    US Forces confirmed Monday they had killed a top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan in an airstrike, describing the leader as "key" to foreign fighters entering the country's north. Qari Hikmatullah -- also spelled Hekmat -- and his bodyguard were killed in the northern province of Faryab on Thursday, US Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement.

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  14. Senior ISIS leader reported killed in northern AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. military said Monday that it has killed the senior leader of an Islamic State enclave in northern Afghanistan, highlighting an evolving fight that expanded more than a year ago after the militant left the Taliban in a dispute. Qari Hikmatullah and his bodyguard were killed in the Bal Chiragh district of Faryab province on Thursday, according to a statement released by the U.S. military headquarters in Kabul.

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  15. ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Is Killed in U.S. AirstrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The New York Times

    An American airstrike killed the leader of the Islamic State in northern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of crippling setbacks for the extremist organization in the country, according to American and Afghan officials on Monday. The American military commander in Afghanistan, Gen.

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  16. Rift appears in IS over new leader in N. AfghanistanRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 8 | Xinhuanet

    Rift has emerged in the ranks of Islamic State over choosing a new leader to replace Qari Hekmat who was killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, deputy to provincial police chief Abdul Hafiz Khashi said Monday. "Since killing Qari Hekmat the IS leader in northern region on Friday, insurgents loyal to the hardliner group have failed to reach consensus over finding new leader to lead the militants," Khashi told Xinhua.

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  17. Islamic State leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 8 | UPI

    Faqeer Mohammad Jawzjani, police chief of the northern province of Jowzjan, said IS commander Qari Hekmatullah was killed along with his bodyguard and two other militants in an air raid on the province's Darzab district. Afghan officials said IS militants appointed Mawlawi Habib-ur-Rehman, an IS fighter from the northern province of Balkh, as the new local commander.

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  18. IS Leader in Afghanistan Killed; Taliban Drug Factories TargetedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 7 | Voice of America

    U.S. military forces stand beside an A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018. The U.S. military is lending more muscle to the fights in Afghanistan against Islamic State terrorists in the north and against Taliban insurgents to the south and west.

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  19. Top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 7 | Manila Bulletin

    A high-ranking Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed in an airstrike, officials said Saturday, as Afghan and US forces dial up attacks on the militant group. Afghan and US forces have ramped up airstrikes and ground offensives against IS fighters.

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  20. Islamic State Local Commander 'Killed In Afghan Air Strikes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 7 | Weekday Magazine

    A local commander of the Islamic State extremist group has been killed by Afghan security forces in the northern province of Jawzjan, Afghan officials say. Provincial police chief Faqeer Mohammad Jawzjani said on April 7 that the IS commander, Qari Hekmat, was killed by Afghan forces' air strikes on April 5. The official told RFE/RL that Hekmat was killed along with his bodyguard and two other militants in Jawzjan's Darzab district.

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