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US Service Member Killed In Afghanistan: RS

13 Jul 2019 Tolo News

A US service member was killed Saturday, July 13, in Afghanistan, NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission said without giving further details.

According to the US Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.

The service members death brings to 10 the number of US troops killed in Afghanistan so far this year, compared to 12 in 2018.

On June 25, Army Master Sergeant Micheal B. Riley and Sgt. James G. Johnston were killed in Uruzgan Province by small arms fire while engaged in combat operations, the Pentagon said. That incident is under investigation.

At least 2,300 American soldiers have died and more than 20,400 have been wounded in the country since a US-led coalition ousted the Taliban in 2001.

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