Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 15 (ANI): At least 17 terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in airstrikes conducted by foreign forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Nangarhar has been the deadliest province for the United States forces over the last year.
It is one of the few provinces in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been routinely accompanying Afghan forces into the battle.
According to the report, US warplanes have carried out hundreds of airstrikes, while its special forces conducted ground operations in the province.
As per the new Afghan strategy of the U.S. administration, which President Donald Trump announced in August, the forces have intensified the attacks against Taliban and the number of soldiers has gone up as well.
Around 14,000 U.S. soldiers are currently in Afghanistan.(ANI)