REPORT: US combat deaths in Afghanistan hit disturbing record


2019 has been the deadliest year for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan in five years.

The Wednesday deaths of two U.S. service members in Afghanistan push the total killed in combat this year to 14, the most since 2014. The two service members reportedly died from small arms fire, although further details including names and the circumstances of the fatalities has not yet been released.

The article goes on to state the following:

About 2,400 military personnel have died in Afghanistan since the U.S. intervention in 2001, although those numbers have declined since December 2014 when the combat mission to the country, Operation Enduring Freedom, formally ended.

According to Washington Examiner, the following data has been reported regarding deaths in Afghanistan:

2018 – 13 service members killed

2017 – 11 service members killed

2016 – 9 service members killed

2015 – 10 service members killed

2014 – 40 service members killed (the combat mission was still ongoing)

2010 – Neary 500 service members killed (this was the deadliest year for troops in Afghanistan)

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