American warplanes in April dropped more weapons on Afghanistan than in any single month since 2012. The increase in use of air power is in part due to an effort by the US to wipe out the Islamic State(IS) presence in Afghanistan.
|The IS is mainly in an eastern province near the border but has carried out terror attacks further afield. The US wants to wipe the group out if possible. Attacks by the US included dropping the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) on their hideouts in the mountains near the border. However, there are still clashes with the group in the area.|