US says it will intensify fight against IS in Afghanistan

  • U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis speaks during a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

BRUSSELS — The U.S. will intensify combat against the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan during the Kabul government’s temporary halt to attacks on the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said Friday.