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Afghan Forces Fight to Keep IS from Expanding Safe Haven

The front lines against the so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan are constantly under threat. Afghan security forces are fighting to keep the militant group at bay. The militant group managed to create a safe haven for itself in the eastern province of Nangarhar and is trying to expand its presence. Signs of intense fighting can still be seen on the wall of a checkpoint in Achin district that is almost an unofficial boundary between the Afghan government and IS territory. Last month,...

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