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U.S. gives troops broader order to strike Islamic State in Afghanistan

General John Francis Campbell (C), current commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces in Afghanistan, speaks to soldiers during a Christmas day visit on forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

General John Francis Campbell (C), current commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces in Afghanistan, speaks to soldiers during a Christmas day visit on forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of...more

General John Francis Campbell (C), current commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces in Afghanistan, speaks to soldiers during a Christmas day visit on forward operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan December 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (C) greets flight personnel as he boards his plane to Kandahar, from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (C) greets flight personnel as he boards his plane to Kandahar, from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (C) greets flight personnel as he boards his plane to Kandahar, from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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