A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Help mission mentioned in a press release, bringing the U.S. fight demise toll this yr to eight.

The id of the service member and particulars in regards to the incident can be shared at a later stage, mentioned Debra Richardson spokesperson for the Resolute Help in Afghanistan.

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The Pentagon says there are about 14,000 U.S. service members in Afghanistan. The U.S. army’s mission is targeted primarily on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, which was ousted from energy in 2001.

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Greater than 2,400 U.S. forces have died within the 17-year-old conflict, America’s longest battle.

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