Afghan President: IS Group Is ‘on the Run’ in Afghanistan


KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president said Tuesday that Islamic State militants are “on the run” following a massive military operation that included elite commando units in remote districts on the border with Pakistan.

Ashraf Ghani attributed the success in dislodging IS loyalists to ground operations, close air support and the participation of retired commanders who had joined the commandos in taking on the extremists in the eastern Nangarhar province.