ISIS captures US weapons in Afghanistan
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Fighters for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) appear to have captured weapons and equipment that belong to American soldiers. 


The militants released photos on Saturday that show an American portable rocket launcher, radio, grenades and other gear not commonly used by Afghan troops, according to Yahoo News. 

The photos also include close-ups of ID cards for U.S. soldier Ryan Larson, though the U.S. military command in Kabul denied he has been captured. 

American special operations troops have been fighting alongside Afghan forces against ISIS in the country.

"SPC Larson was attached to a unit conducting a partnered [operation] with Afghan Forces," U.S. military spokesman Ron Flesvig told Yahoo.

"The soldier's ID and some of the equipment were left behind after the [operation]. The loss of personal identification is unfortunate."

Flesvig said officials are trying to determine how the items were lost.