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Aug. 12, 2016

ISIL Leader in Afghanistan Targeted in Airstrike

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike resulting in the death of Hafiz Sayed Khan, the ISIL-Khorasan emir, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, the Pentagon's deputy press secretary said.

July 28, 2016

Afghanistan Counterterrorism Authority Has Significant Results, Nicholson Says

Army Gen. John W. Nicholson said that ISIL-Khorasan, the terrorist organization's regional affiliate in Afghanistan, has seen a territory reduction since President Barack Obama gave counterterrorism authority to U.S. forces in the country to strike ISIL.

July 21, 2016

Dunford Says Aviation Brings 'Asymmetric Advantage' to Afghan Force

Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters were wheeled off a C-17 Globemaster III transport at Kabul International Airport, as Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford observed aircraft used by Afghan forces in the fight against the Taliban.

July 17, 2016

Dunford Cites Optimism, Momentum After Visit to Afghanistan

Afghan security forces have significantly increased their capabilities and made important gains by going on the offensive, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said after concluding a visit to the country.

July 16, 2016

Afghan Forces Give Enemy Incentive to Reconcile, Resolute Support Chief Says

The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan discussed his expanded authorities to support Afghan forces with reporters traveling with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Afghanistan.

July 13, 2016

Pentagon Press Secretary Comments on Death of Terrorist in Afghanistan

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said terrorist leader Umar Khalifa along with four other enemy combatants were killed in a U.S. Forces-Afghanistan airstrike targeting Islamic State-Khorasan Province members in Afghanistan.

July 13, 2016

Carter: U.S. Troop Level in Afghanistan Bolsters Global Counterterrorism Fight

Addressing U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the president’s announcement that the U.S. would maintain 8,400 troops in that country into next year bolsters the fight against terrorists around the globe.

July 13, 2016

Carter Discusses 3 Major U.S. Decisions Regarding Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed three major decisions that the United States has made regarding Afghanistan during a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

July 6, 2016

Obama: 8,400 U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan through January

President Barack Obama said remaining U.S. service members will "continue to provide tailored support to help Afghan forces continue to improve.”

June 15, 2016

Carter Announces More U.S. Support for Afghan Forces

U.S. forces in Afghanistan now will be able to boost support for Afghan conventional forces with more firepower and by accompanying and advising them on the ground and in the air, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Brussels.

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