They were killed while conducting an operation Friday, the statement said. It also did not release the identities of the deceased, asserting that the names of the service members killed in action would be withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete, in accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy. Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman, said the fighting was still underway Friday; he claimed the insurgents had killed as many as three Americans and nine Afghan commandos.
The US military's mission is focused on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, who were ousted from power in 2001.
It comes as talks between the US and Taliban militants drag on in a bid to reach a peace agreement.
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The Democratic chairman said her practices "appear" to violate the Presidential Records Act . A spokesman for Lowell provided Lowell's response to Cummings on Thursday afternoon.
More than 14 thousand US troops are stationed in Afghanistan with majority operating within the framework of Resolute Support Mission to train, advice, and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
The deaths occurred as the USA grapples with how to extricate itself from its longest war. But the Taliban subsequently regrouped while Washington shifted its attention to Iraq's Saddam Hussein, and by 2009, the war had become a stalemate.
A US soldier watches Afghan Commandos take part in a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2017. Zalmay Khalilzad, is now hosting his counterparts from Russia, China, and the European Union in Washington to discuss the nascent peace talks, according to the State Department.
But he was unable to persuade the Taliban to launch talks with the Afghan government.
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The Arab world is divided, and USA and Israeli officials may be betting no one will go to battle for Assad at this point. The move was seen as a potential major boon to the prime minister weeks before a general election.
Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban have intensified in recent months, negotiations that have rankled the Afghan government in Kabul, which has been excluded from the process. In exchange, the US would agree to withdrawing forces.
Last year, 13 US service members were killed in Afghanistan.
The war has taken a much larger toll on Afghan security forces and civilians.
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Amazon is requiring a $35,000 ad budget to run the spots at 5 cents per view to run the ads for 60 days, one person said. Still, this is expected to be a slow roll-out to see if it disrupts customers' shopping experience, so there's that.