Afghan police poses for photograph with an Islamic State flag after an operation in the Kot district of Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, (AP Photo/Melad Hamedi)
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Afghan forces, backed by the United States, have killed an estimated 300 ISIS fighters in an operation mounted two weeks ago, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, calling it a severe blow to the group.Nicholson, in New Delhi for talks with the Indian military which has provided training and some arms to Afghanistan, said Afghan forces supported by the United States had just carried out a counterterrorism operation against ISIS.By being more aggressive, the Afghan military were more successful this year against the Taliban than in 2015, when they lost 5,000 men, Nicholson said.
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