The Long-Goodbye to Afghanistan – Should It Get Longer?

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Earlier this week, the Pentagon announced that ISIS’ leader in Afghanistan, Sheikh Abdul Hasib, was killed in an April 27 joint-operation carried out by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces. The raid, which took place in the Achin District in Afghanistan’s Eastern Nangarhar Province – the same location where the U.S dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” earlier this month – also resulted in the deaths of several other high ranking leaders of ISIS in Afghanistan (ISIS-K) and 35 ISIS fighters. Two American soldiers were also killed in the attack.

In addition to the U.S. doubling down on its anti-ISIS efforts in Afghanistan, the U.S. must also prepare for the commencement of the Taliban’s annual spring offensive, which was announced two weeks ago.

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