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Pentagon confirms death of two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

22 Nov 2019, 02:52 ( 19 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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The Pentagon confirmed on Thursday that two U.S. soldiers had died in operations in Afghanistan.

   Both soldiers died on Wednesday in Logar Province, Afghanistan, when their helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground, said the U.S. Defense Department in a statement.

   The soldiers were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan, the statement added.

   The Pentagon said that the incident is currently under investigation.

   The United States reportedly maintains some 12,000 troops in Afghanistan, largely providing training missions to local Afghan forces while also conducting counterterrorism operations against terror groups.