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U.S. Casualties Reported in Afghan Counter-Terrorism Operatio

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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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An unknown number of American forces have been killed or wounded in two separate incidents involving enemy forces in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, U.S. Defense officials told NBC News.
According to the officials, U.S. Special Operations Forces had been involved in a counter-terrorism operation against enemy forces near Marjah when an unknown number of Americans were wounded.

CRAP!!!! Here we go, lets hope for a lesser turnout, more when available




posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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Yah, we're losing. Conquering nations have invaded Afghanistan and occupied it on numerous accessions but never subdued it.

Maybe take a hint?

Edit: Marjha is infamous, HBO did a whole special on it. One of those places you don't want to be.
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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I for one am sick and tired of sending our troops over and bringing them home in a box; Oh wait it's been said... /sarc.

I would hope that we would eventually pull out and stay the # out-

coming from an entire line of military family (my grandfather & father are probably rolling over in their graves about now) when is enough, enough,.?

I know bring on the 'freedom' and 'fighters' posints. I just feel as though you are correct Intrp

we're losing. Conquering nations have invaded Afghanistan and occupied it on numerous accessions but never subdued it.




posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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USMC Gen Smedley Butler was right when he said you need to take the profit out of war. Right now it's just too profitable to end.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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Agreed, here is a link and video, not alot more right now;

twitter.com...



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:58 AM
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There are reports of at least two separate instances involving special operations forces in Afghanistan that resulted in casualties, but U.S. officials have not commented publicly on the matter yet.

www.cbsnews.com...



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One US service member has been killed and two wounded during a special forces mission in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
The forces were taking part in a counter-terrorism operation when they came under fire, officials told US media.
A medical helicopter sent to rescue casualties was then forced down.
US-led Nato combat forces left Afghanistan at the end of 2014, but training and special forces remain.
Some 12,000 foreign soldiers are deployed as part of the Nato-led Resolute Support international coalition, which is meant to underpin Afghan security forces.

US special forces have recently been engaged in tackling Taliban fighters in Helmand.
'Not shot down'
The incident took place near the town of Marjah on Tuesday, the officials said.
US military spokesman Brig Gen Wilson Shoffner said one service member had died as a result of wounds, adding: "We are deeply saddened by this loss... our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those involved."
The identity of the casualties has not yet been revealed.
Some reports said the "medevac" helicopter had also come under fire.
A spokesman in Afghanistan for the US military confirmed it had landed, but said it had experienced "mechanical malfunctions".
"It was not shot down. It intentionally landed safely," he said.
Helmand has long been a stronghold of the Taliban.
Afghan forces, aided by the US military, have been engaged in a fierce conflict recently with Taliban fighters who seized large swathes of Sangin district in the south of the province.
The fighting also sparked the deployment of a number of UK forces to Helmand for the first time in more than a year.
In September, the Taliban briefly overran the northern city of Kunduz in one of their biggest victories in 14 years of war.
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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Understanding 'why Afghanistan' is geo strategic. The Khyber pass for one, and access to the Middle East by land armies from the East and North, namely Russia and China.

Of course too few troops guard it but the US airbases have jets and they are nuke capable. Geography never changes…

The 'little finger' of Afghanistan that touches China.


Few passes have had such continuing strategic importance or so many historic associations as the Khyber Pass. Through it have passed Persians, Greeks, Mughals, Afghans, and the British, for whom it was the key point in control of the Afghan border.

Historical significance



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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 10:03 AM
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www.businessinsider.com...


Spokesman for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, Army Colonel Michael Lawhorn, said he could not yet comment on whether there were any troops killed or wounded.

However Fox News reports at least one soldier was killed and two were injured in the attack.

Developing...



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 10:07 AM
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The Khyber pass is quite fascinating (in a geographical manner) Few passes have had such continuing strategic importance or so many historic associations as the Khyber Pass. Through it have passed Persians, Greeks, Mughals, Afghans, and the British, for whom it was the key point in control of the Afghan border. In the 5th century bc Darius I the Great of Persia conquered the country around Kābul and marched through the Khyber Pass to the Indus River.



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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The British have tried to subdue the place twice. Rudyard Kipling is a famous British writer, was there during one such failed occupation, wrote about it later…

When wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to hack up your remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your Gawd like a solider…


That stanza is the preamble to a movie called Beast or The Beast, about a lost Soviet Tank in Afghanistan… just a movie
The real deal…



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