US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have been at war in Afghanistan since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks in the United States. John Nicholson, the commander of US troops in Afghanistan, referring to the Islamic State cell in Afghanistan, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province.
Reuters points out that, "In February, the top US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, said he needed a few thousand more worldwide troops to break a "stalemate" with the Taliban".
A spokesman for the USA military in Afghanistan, Capt William Salvin said the deaths occurred in the same valley where the United States had dropped a massive bomb on a complex of fortified tunnels it says were being used by the Islamic State terror group.
The deployment of the so-called Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB) killed at least 95 jihadists, according to the Afghan defense ministry, but fighting in the area has continued.
The costs of that mission have been highlighted this month by the deaths of three United States service members in operations against ISIS along the border with Pakistan.
"They used helicopters to deploy forces and the sound of heavy fighting could be heard from the site".
Almost 9,000 USA troops remain in Afghanistan; some 7,000 of them train and assist Afghan forces, and about 1,500 are a part of a counter-terrorism unit that mostly targets pockets of al Qaeda and Islamic State fighters, but also engages the Taliban.
Analysts have warned that increasing contacts in recent months between Russian Federation and the Taliban could complicate USA -led efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. On April 8, Army Staff Sgt.
Being US President 'big burden on the family'
Melania's birthday week has been filled with events, as just a day earlier she welcomed Argentina's president to the White House . Father of five Don Junior, 39, is thought to harbor political ambitions of his own.
Thames hits 2 HRs, Perez goes deep Brewers beat Reds 11-7
If he's able to continue hitting at his current rate as the cleanup man, he looks likely to be a top three run-producer in 2017. The Reds have already seen plenty of Thames, who has eight homers in six games against Cincinnati pitchers.
Some U.S. officials question the benefit of sending more troops to Afghanistan.
The gunmen were dressed in army uniforms and had valid passes to the base, fuelling suspicions of complicity on the 30,000-strong base, where Western instructors are sometimes called on as part of NATO's training, assistance and advisory mission.
But about 2150 of these troops work in a counter terrorism role and are more likely to be engaged in actual combat.
Record numbers of civilians are fleeing areas where fighting is heaviest, straining meagre resources as hundreds of thousands of refugees also returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan past year.
Afghan government troops saw soaring casualties a year ago, up by 35 percent with 6,800 soldiers and police killed in 2016, according to a USA watchdog.
The annual spring offensive normally marks the start of the "fighting season", though this winter the Taliban continued to battle government forces, most successfully in last week's attack on the military base outside the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
Fighting has been fierce as US and Afghan special operations forces, backed by hundreds of air strikes, have sought to advance against militant strongholds in recent months.
Houston , who traded up to the No. 12 overall pick to draft Watson, was already an above-average team without him. Despite talk about how good other quarterbacks can be, Watson is the most accomplished passer in the draft.
Finally, New Capital Management LP bought a new position in Chevron during the fourth quarter valued at about $171,000. Heritage Way Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Chevron during the fourth quarter worth about $2,165,000.
I love my career, and I didn't want anything to interfere with that. "That's the question of the hour", Williams replied . I have said it once and I'll say it again, this world has come so far but yet has so much further to go.
In 2016, Ducati posted sales of 593 million Euros in 2016 (over Rs 4,000 crore), selling over 55,000 motorcycles worldwide. Big brands like Honda, Kawasaki or Harley Davidson are interested in this deal or not is not clear at the moment.
The overall NCAA regional pool is 72 teams, with each of the four areas being given 18 teams to compete. Peronnin will return to the Scarlet Course of the Ohio State University Golf Club to compete May 8-10.
It was everything that you just fear in life, like nobody loving you. "Nobody really understood how dark it got for me". And the scripts were written on red paper so you couldn't see the black ink. "It was like we were spies or something".
The 2014 ACC player of the year, Conner worked out with his Pitt teammates even as he underwent 12 chemotherapy treatments. Ramczyk's Saints will play at Lambeau Field in Week 7. "I looked at him and said, 'Coach, this kid is a first-round pick".
Chris Coghlan said he never once considered that what he was doing was unsafe , which one could argue makes him an irrational man. Way to go, Coghlan; you are a masterful athlete, and I hope your next flip includes fireworks and a soundtrack.
That's why Baltimore was fortunate that an explosive edge rusher such as LB Tyus Bowser slipped into the second round. Coach John Harbaugh said he was "not afraid" to overstate expectations: "I expect these guys to be great".
Media reported, citing Iranian police, that the border guards had been killed by long-range weapons fired from Pakistani soil. The Army of Justice, which has previously attacked Iranian security forces, has claimed responsibility for the violence.
Seoul, April27 :Korea's second largest carmaker Kia Motors has finally announced its plans to enter the Indian auto market. The facility is likely to commence work in the final quarter of 2017 and begin production in the second half of 2019.
Jets not picking up Calvin Pryor's 5th-year option
On the trading block for a while, Pryor has been a disappointment since being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft. Those two picks basically said that the Jets were done with Pryor, even before they decided not to pick up the option.
Corey Lee, SingleThread, and La Taqueria Win James Beard Nods
Bayless has won many Beard honors over the last 26 years, including outstanding chef in 1995 and Humanitarian of the Year in 1998. The restaurant is owned by Rick Bayless and Deann Bayless, whose Frontera restaurant in Chicago won the award in 2007.
Serbia recalls Ambassador to France after Terrorist is set free
Serbia requested Haradinaj be transferred to the country after French authorities arrested him in January on a Serbian warrant. A French court refuses Thursday April 27, 2017 to extradite former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges.