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Latest U.S. Combat Deaths In Afghanistan Make 2019 Death Toll Highest In 5 Years

WorldNews Friday, 23 August 2019
Latest U.S. Combat Deaths In Afghanistan Make 2019 Death Toll Highest In 5 YearsThe Wednesday deaths of two U.S. service members in Afghanistan raise this year's number of Americans killed in combat there to the highest annual total since 2014, Newsweek reports. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that the two service members died in combat from small-arms fire, bringing the total number of 2019 U.S. combat related fatalities in Afghanistan to 14. Two additional American deaths in the country were not combat related.The highest annual Afghan death toll for U.S. military personnel in the past five years had previously been 13 in 2018, with another 11 in 2017, nine in 2016 and 10 in 2015. Prior to that, about 40 service members were killed in 2014. The Obama...
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