US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

Another U.S. service member has been killed in combat in Afghanistan this week. The death occurred “in combat operations” on Thursday, but no other details were provided in the NATO Resolute Support Mission press release on Friday. It’s currently unclear where in Afghanistan the incident occurred or what the cause of death might be “In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the names of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete,” the release stated. It is the 15th death of a U.S. service member in Afghanistan combat this year, Fox News noted. It is the deadliest year of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel since it began in 2014. The deaths come just nine days after two Green Berets were killed by small arms fire in Faryab Province, Afghanistan. The two Green Berets, Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, of Chicopee, Mass., and Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, of La Puente, Calif., were identified and posthumously promoted to

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