Afghan forces air raids have dislodged ISIS in strategic Tora Bora region according to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
According to Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman General Dawlat Waziri, the raids inflicted heavy casualties to the fighters of the group.
He said the mountainous terrains of the area and its surroundings were cleared during the operations conducted two days ago.
Gen. Waziri further added that the Afghan security forces are still stationed in the area and a search operation is underway to find the insurgents who fled the area during the operations.
The General further notes that the ISIS militants have hidden themselves inside the caves in Tora Bora and saying the Afghan forces are busy conducting clearance operations to find them and fully clear the area.
In the meantime, the provincial government in Nangarhar said the Afghan forces have started clearance operations and moving towards Alif Khel and Markhanai villages in Pacher Agam district, located close to the Tora Bora area which has been fully cleared.