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U.S.: Islamic State in Afghanistan Dressing like Women to Escape

Jihadi members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan are using civilians as shields and “dressing in female attire” to escape a counterterrorism offensive, U.S. forces in Afghanistan (USFOR-A) said in a statement.

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General: Afghan Islamic State Forced U.S. Troops to Abandon Weapons

U.S. troops fighting the Islamic State alongside their Afghan counterparts in eastern Afghanistan were forced to leave behind military equipment and weapons, along with the identification cards of a fellow soldier, when they came under fire last month, according to Gen. Charles Cleveland, an American military spokesman.

Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES

Alliance or War? Taliban Contradicts Itself on Islamic State Stance

An Afghan Taliban spokesman reportedly told an Iranian state-controlled media outlet that his fellow jihadists are “committed” to the annihilation of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region known as the Khorasan Province (IS-KP/ISIL-K).