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Inside an Afghan unit hunting ISIS fighters

CBS News Thursday, 12 September 2019
In Afghanistan, a new video from al-Qaeda shows the continued threat of terrorism, nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks. The group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wants to inspire so-called "lone wolf" attacks against the U.S. and its allies. But al-Qaeda is not the only terror group threatening Afghanistan's stability. In a CBS News exclusive, Charlie D'agata joined U.S.-trained Afghan special operations forces hunting ISIS on a dangerous night patrol in Kabul.
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