US, Afghan Forces Promise to Finish IS and Contain Taliban in 2017

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US, Afghan Forces Promise to Finish IS and Contain Taliban in 2017

The United States military, in partnership with Afghan forces, has promised to eliminate Islamic State terrorists in Afghanistan this year and contain a resurgent Taliban, citing recent battlefield successes against the two groups. U.S. counterterrorism airstrikes in support of Afghan operations against IS strongholds in the eastern border provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar have killed more…