IS in Afghanistan claims capture of US weapons

August 09 :2016 01:00pm By Fayaz Ahmad , World News (156)

KABUL--(Geoswat.com)--Militants aligned to the Islamic State(IS)in Afghanistan claime dto have captured weapons and equipment belonging to the US military in newly released photographs.

The images puport to show a US rocket launcher ,grenades, a radio and a US soldier,s identification card.There is no indication when the militants took the photographs.

The soldier identified is US Army Specialist Ryan jay larson but Washington has denied that the militants have captured any soldier,The US command in Kabul said that Larson had been accounted for and remains in a duty status within his unit.

The military said that equipment had been left behind after an operation,handing the militants an easy propaganda coup, newsweek reported

 

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