US special forces soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

Written by April 9, 2017 10:13

Kabul, Apr 9: A soldier of US Special forces was killed in Nangarhar province while carrying out operations against the Islamic State, IS group.

US forces have launched several air strikes on IS bases in the area. IS announced the establishment of its Khorasan branch – an old name for Afghanistan and surrounding areas – in January 2015.

It was the first time that IS had officially spread outside the Arab world.