US service member killed in Afghanistan: NATO

Published: November 24, 2018
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PHOTO COURTESY: VOA

PHOTO COURTESY: VOA

KABUL: A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, bringing the US combat death toll this year to eight.

The identity of the service member and details about the incident will be shared at a later stage, said Debra Richardson spokesperson for the Resolute Support in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon says there are about 14,000 US service members in Afghanistan. The US military’s mission is focused mainly on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, which was ousted from power in 2001.

More than 2,400 US forces have died in the 17-year-old war, America’s longest conflict.

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