Afghanistan: Achin locals tell experiences of ongoing US-Afghan commando operations

Joint US and Afghan forces continued their operation against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) in the Achin region, Friday, after officials reported one US soldier and around 20 US and Afghan fighters were wounded during a push against IS on Thursday. A police officer for the Achin district accused the US forces of continuing operations only to use the region as a training... Еще ground for troops, «The operation which was launched by US forces, it is not a good operation, if they want to launch and carry out a good operation it should only take a few hours, but they are just training their forces here in Achin.» However, some locals were positive of the ongoing presence of US forces, with one man saying, «We agree with the US operation, if they finished the Islamic state (IS), US forces should stay in Achin, if they left, IS would kill all civilians here.» Meanwhile, one commander from an Afghan commando unit on the ground praised the coalition battling against IS, saying «our operation with coalition forces is ongoing in the Achin district. Foreign troops help us, they help us house by house and they are with us.»

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