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US special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    US special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan
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    Updated: 3:32 PM EDT Apr 8, 2017


    By Ryan Browne

    A US soldier was killed Saturday while conducting operations in Afghanistan against ISIS-Khorasan, the local branch of the Islamic State there.

    The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province, Navy Capt. Bill Salvin, a spokesman for the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, told CNN.

    A U.S. military official separately told CNN the fallen service member is a special operations soldier.

    U.S. troops regularly perform counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State affiliate, which has a presence in Nangarhar. Those operations are sometimes carried out in conjunction with Afghan forces.

    The U.S. counterterrorism mission is separate from the NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist the Afghan army and police force.

    US special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan
     
  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    RIP and thank you, not for your sacrifice, but for your service leading up to it.
     
  3. kdk240

    kdk240 MassCops Member

    Rip and thank you for your service
     

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