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Displaced Families Find Homes in War-torn Afghanistan

Displaced families slowly return to a recently freed area of Eastern Afghanistan as operations to oust ISIS from Nangarhar continue.

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Image: Afghan children play at their home

Children of families displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - Khorasan (ISIS-K) play at their current home on July 14, 2017, in Surkh Rod District, Afghanistan.

The families moved ten months ago from the Pachir wa Agam District when ISIS took control of their town. Military operations by Afghan and United States forces are currently underway to remove ISIS fighters from Nangarhar Province in Eastern Afghanistan.

RELATED: U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

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Children of families displaced by ISIS play at their current home on July 14 in Surkh Rod District.
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Women bake naan at their current home on July 14 in Surkh Rod District. The woman in the center of the photograph lost her husband after ISIS fighters discovered he was a cook for the government.
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Image: A boy watches sheep in the Momand Valley

A boy watches sheep in the Momand Valley on July 16 in Achin District, Afghanistan.

The area is where the United States dropped the GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs" on ISIS fighters and tunnels and caves used by the terror group in the country’s Nangarhar province. The bomb was dropped from an aircraft. 

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A soldier with the Afghan National Army (ANA) stands in a truck at an outpost just outside the Momand Valley on July 16.
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The jawbone of an ISIS fighter killed by the GBU-43 bomb lays in the Momand Valley on July 16.

RELATED: How Big is the GBU-43?

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Soldiers with the Afghan National Army (ANA) stand at an outpost in the Momand Valley on July 16. The building was previously used as a jail by ISIS and was taken by Afghan Commandos nine days prior.
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Mir Jamar, a father of 9, watches his family inside the remains of an old Soviet hotel where they have been living for the past two years on July 15 in Rodat District. Jamar moved his family after ISIS fighters arrived to their village in the Momand Valley where active fighting is taking place.
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Children play inside the Soviet hotel where they have been living for the past two years on July 15.
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Image: Men bathe in a river in the Momand Valley

Men bathe in a river in the Momand Valley on July 16.
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Image: A man prays in Momand Valley

A cook for Afghan Commandos prays at a base camp three kilometers from the front line in the Momand Valley on July 16.
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A boy walks through buildings damaged from fighting on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar.

People are slowly returning to the recently liberated area, which had previously been a front line of fighting against ISIS in Achin District.

RELATED: Two U.S. Army Rangers Killed in Anti-ISIS Raid in Eastern Afghanistan 

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Men restock a pharmacy which had been closed for two years on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar.
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A man sells tomatoes on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar.
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Image: A boy walks through buildings damaged from fighting

A boy walks through buildings damaged from fighting on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar

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A man has his haircut in a barber shop on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar.
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Children play with a wheel barrow on July 15 in Shadal Bazaar.
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Image: Children hide their faces from a storm

Children hide their faces from a storm outside their current home on July 14 in Surkh Rod District.
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