ISIS

More than 1,000 civilians killed by U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria

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The USS Harry S. Truman in May, which started air operations for Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

At least 1,061 civilians have been killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since August 2014 during the fight against ISIS, the coalition reported on Thursday.

The big picture: There are still 216 uncompleted civilian casualty reports that have been received by the coalition, meaning the real count may be higher.

Head of ISIS in Afghanistan reportedly killed in U.S. airstrike

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A security force member looks through binoculars as they protect a safe zone in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Photo: Zabihullah Ghazi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

American officials say the Islamic State's leader in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed Orakzai, has been killed in a targeted airstrike, reports CNN.

The big picture: ISIS has ceded much of its territory in Iraq and Syria, causing a significant number of its fighters to move into Afghanistan — and allowing the U.S. to focus its efforts on eliminating the terrorist organization there.