US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in Afghanistan

US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in AfghanistanAn American special forces soldier has been killed while conducting operations against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan, the US military said. The US-backed Afghan military has vowed to wipe out the group in its strongholds in the eastern province of Nangarhar as IS challenges the more powerful Taliban on its own turf. “A US soldier was killed in action while conducting operations against ISIS-Khorasan in (Nangarhar) Afghanistan,” US Navy Captain Bill Salvin said on Twitter, referring to a regional affiliate of the jihadist group.

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