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The Afghan government any new U.S. strategy should include supporting a Kabul security plan aimed at vastly improving Afghan security forces.

Almost three weeks after the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in E. Afghanistan, the IS group continues to show battlefield resilience as well as run its FM radio channel in the area.

IS hopes to emulate its precursor jihadist organizations, which were able to weather the military defeats inflicted on them by U.S. forces during the 2007-08 Surge.

"Islamic State is claiming to have attacked and captured a volatile district from the rival Taliban in eastern Afghanistan."

Continue on for a rundown in a question-and-answer format about how IS operates in Afghanistan.

The Taliban has unleashed its annual so-called “spring offensive” in Afghanistan, saying it will mainly target foreign “occupation” troops to force them to quit the country.