The Afghan national defense and security forces carried out a series of heavy airstrikes and ground operations in response to the atrocities committed by the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria loyalists in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force video by SSgt Nicholas Byers)

The coalition forces in Afghanistan are saying that the Afghan Commandos, advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a series of operations against ISIS-K in Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province, Afghganistan, May 25-31, 2018.

While in Deh Bala, Afghan forces conducted meetings with local villages to discuss ISIS-K presence in the area. A village elder spoke of the atrocities ISIS-K had perpetrated, forcing villagers to flee their homes.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents as well as militants affiliated with the other terrorist groups are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency and terrorist related activities.

The latest operation and airstrikes in Deh Bala have been carried out amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations against the loyalists of the terror group in some restive provinces of the country.


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