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World Two US service members killed in Afghanistan

17:01  11 january  2020
17:01  11 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan highest in years

  U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan highest in years Seventeen service members died in Afghanistan in 2019, the highest number since 2015, according to a year-end tally compiled by the Department of Defense and reported by Army Times. © Kat Wade/Getty Images U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan highest in years Fourteen of the fallen service members were from the Army while three were Marines. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The soldiers killed included eight Green Berets, an Army Ranger and three paratroopers.

Two United States soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the US military announced.

Two American service members were killed in action Wednesday in Afghanistan , the NATO-led international military coalition in Kabul said.

Two US service members were killed and two others injured on Saturday in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device, the US-led coalition in Kabul said in a statement.

a view of a gun: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the Afghan Air Force 777 Special Mission Wing looks out of an Mi-17 helicopter during a training mission on September 13, 2017 outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Currently the United States has about 11,000 troops in the deployed in Afghanistan, with a reported 4,000 more expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Last month, President Donald Trump announced his plan for Afghanistan which called for an increase in troop numbers and a new conditions-based approach to the war, getting rid of a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces in the country. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) © Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 13: A member of the Afghan Air Force 777 Special Mission Wing looks out of an Mi-17 helicopter during a training mission on September 13, 2017 outside of Kabul, Afghanistan. Currently the United States has about 11,000 troops in the deployed in Afghanistan, with a reported 4,000 more expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Last month, President Donald Trump announced his plan for Afghanistan which called for an increase in troop numbers and a new conditions-based approach to the war, getting rid of a timetable for the withdrawal of American forces in the country. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

The service members were conducting operations as part of NATO's Resolute Support mission, according to the statement.

The four service members have not been identified.

Last year was the deadliest in five years for the US in Afghanistan. Twenty-three service members were killed in 2019 during operations in the country.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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