August 11, 2016

THE MIGHTY CALIPHATE WAR MACHINE:

U.S. says 300 Islamic State fighters killed in Afghan operation (SANJEEV MIGLANI, 8/10/16, Reuters)

Afghan forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300 Islamic State fighters in an operation mounted two weeks ago, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said on Wednesday, calling it a severe blow to the group.

General John Nicholson said the offensive in the eastern province of Nangarhar was part of U.S. operations to degrade the capabilities of Islamic State wherever it raised its head, whether in Iraq and Syria or in Afghanistan.

US: IS 'in retreat on all fronts,' down to 15,000 fighters American general says (LOLITA C. BALDOR August 11, 2016, AP) 

The military campaigns in Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield and reduced the total number of Islamic State fighters to as few as 15,000, the top US commander for the fight against IS said Wednesday.

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