U.S. Navy Captain Bill Salvin, spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, stated that a US soldier was killed while fighting ISIS in Nagarhar Province, Afghanistan late Saturday evening. CNN is reporting the service member killed in action was a Special Operations Forces soldier and that this is the first combat related death in Afghanistan for 2017.
The Department of Defense has not released any additional information regarding the operation and has not released the soldier’s name pending the notification of the family.
More information to follow.
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