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A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the first American combat death since President Donald Trump decided to call off peace talks with the Taliban earlier this month.
The service member is the 17th American killed in combat in Afghanistan this year — the highest number since the end of 2014.
The article goes on to state the following:
“In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification is complete,” Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement on Monday.
An American service member was killed in Afghanistan, the US-led NATO mission said Monday, the latest US fatality after talks between Washington and the Taliban crumbled https://t.co/y75Ykcea0G
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 16, 2019
Another U.S. service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials say in brief announcement. That makes 17 killed in combat this year. pic.twitter.com/BljwdSdZOl
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) September 16, 2019
US soldier killed in action after peace talks fizzle: By جاويد هميم کاکړ on 16 September 2019 KABUL (Pajhwok): Another US service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan… read more https://t.co/stfLHWRTBx pic.twitter.com/xcnFWpftZs
— Pajhwok Afghan News (@pajhwok) September 16, 2019
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