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Afghan Leader Claims Successes Against Taliban, IS

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his security forces’ improved capabilities have enabled them to disperse Islamic State (IS) loyalists and deter the Taliban from threatening security, particularly in northern Afghanistan in the spring fighting season. “I can confidently say that in Nangarhar, Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) is on the run.  It is running for cover,” Ghani told reporters in Kabul Tuesday. The eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar is where IS militants have tried to...

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