Two More Brave American Heroes Lose Their Lives to the War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan War Casualties. (Photo: Public Domain)

Afghanistan War Casualties. (Photo: Public Domain)

November 3, 2016

Written by Lorra B.

During an operation in Kunduz province two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others were wounded along with dozens of civilians.

On Thursday, the U.S.-led military coalition stated that the U.S. troops came under attack “during a train, advise and assist mission with our Afghan partners to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group’s operations.”

A spokesperson for Governor Asadullah Omarkhel, Mahmood Danish, said that airstrikes were called by Afghan special forces to push the militants back and to defend themselves. During the attack 26 Taliban were killed and 17 injured.

The U.S. Commander in the country, Gen. John W. Nicholson, was grieved over the loss of the two American military members, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“Today’s loss is heartbreaking and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our service members who lost their lives today,” she said in a statement. “Despite today’s tragic event, we are steadfast in our commitment to help our Afghan partners defend their nation.”

The two American casualties have yet to be identified by NATO as they seek to inform their families, nor did they comment further on the soldier’s mission.

What is known about the mission is that Afghan special forces were attempting to capture or eliminate two senior Taliban commanders in Bous Kanahari which is just outside the city of Kunduz.

A map showing the Afghan city of Kunduz. (Google Maps)

A map showing the Afghan city of Kunduz. (Google Maps)

The two senior Taliban members being targeted were confirmed dead. Four Afghan soldiers were also killed along with six others wounded.

The city of Kunduz was captured for a short time by the Taliban in 2015 and eventually pushed out. Last month, however, they fought their way back in and took control of several neighborhoods.

In 2014 President Barack Obama told the world that the combat mission in Afghanistan was over and done with. However, since that time over 700 airstrikes have been carried out on Afghanistan by American warplanes.

Remaining in Afghanistan are nearly 9,000 American troops.

The war in Afghanistan is America’s longest war in history. Since the war in Afghanistan began, there have been 20,049 American soldiers wounded in action and as of October 18, 2016, 2,386 U.S. troops have died. Of the 2,386 troops 1,834 deaths were the result of hostile acts, according to Wikipedia.

The war began on September 11, 2001 and continues today with no end in sight.

Written by Lorra B.

15 thoughts on “Two More Brave American Heroes Lose Their Lives to the War in Afghanistan

  1. Why are we still in Afghanistan? The Afghan people will never change until they accept a Judeo-Christian way of thinking. Even the Russians had the good sense to pull out years ago. The man who calls himself Obama, and GWBush, have blood on their hands. Anyway, prayers of comfort for the family and friends of the soldiers. May the LORD Jesus bless and keep them in His loving hands during this sad time.

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  2. Lorra I just saw this and it reminded me of what we were discussing: Syrian Commander: Terrorists Using Toxic Gases in Aleppo at US Order http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950811001405
    Terrorists Use Chemical Weapons against Civilians in Aleppo Again
    http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950813001004
    This is what the ‘usurpers of the America are doing in Syria – going w/ the Agenda’.
    Sickening. Perverted souls – or the soul-less – in high places.

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  3. Why are American troops even there? Why are they anywhere instead of at the WH? patrolling the real terrorist! Oops .. did that come out.
    With American troops being used and hired contractors working for those anti-Americans in US governing power position who work for the Globalist elite – who benefit from the funds of the poppy fields and such – it all needs to be shut down. Liars place in other liars who’ll do their bidding. Gitmo needs to be used for what it was really intended for and we know who needs to be there!

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  4. My God Dr. you really know who to find them. We should have given up on Afghanistan, Iraq, and our secret battles in Africa. They are for the most part civil wars, we had accomplished our mission in spite of Obama’s failed leadership. Time to pick up our toys and bring them home. On ounce of blood is to much to be spent on continued losing causes. Taking to my home to provide more exposure. xoxo Jim

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