U.S. And Afghan Special Forces Attacking Islamic State Stronghold In Eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan National Army special forces soldier returns from a mission in which he helped Afghan Local Police members (ALP) build a checkpoint April 3, 2013, in Helmand province, Afghanistan 130403-M-BO337-220

U.S. and Afghan special forces in eastern Afghanistan have cleared Islamic State fighters from much of a key stronghold IS has occupied since 2015, provincial officials and local residents told VOA. A reporter for VOA’s Afghan service traveled to the remote Achin region over the last several days with Afghan forces. He found that village after…