AP Interview: US General says IS trying to establish regional base in eastern Afghanistan

December 15, 2015 3:01 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan says affiliates of the Islamic State group are attempting to establish a regional base in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

U.S. Army General John Campbell says "foreign fighters" from Syria and Iraq have joined Afghans who have declared loyalty to IS in the eastern province of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan.

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