USA service members killed in Afghanistan

USA service members killed in Afghanistan

A USA service member stands guard at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018.

Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces said, providing no other details on the combat deaths.

Last week, relations between Washington and Kabul hit a new low when Afghanistan's national security adviser, Hamidullah Mohib, charged that any US deal with the Taliban would "sell out" his country and "dishonor" American troops who fought and died in the conflict.

In accordance with US Department of Defence policy, the names of the troops killed in action are being withheld until next of kin is notified.

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is now in its 18th year.

The 17-year conflict began as US forces launched a campaign to overthrow the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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Fighting continues to flare across Afghanistan more than a week after the latest round of talks between the USA and the Taliban ended in Doha, as Washington continues to seek an end to the almost 18-year war.

According to reports, more than 2400 US service members have lost their lives in various incidents since the beginning of their mission in 2001.

Parallel talks have also been held in Moscow, and in an effort to expand internationally, the US chief negotiator, Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, is hosting his Russian, Chinese and European Union counterparts in Washington on Thursday and Friday. In exchange, the US would agree to withdrawing forces.

The war has taken a much larger toll on Afghan security forces and civilians. But a New York Times report found that the USA government understates the strength of the Taliban.

More civilians were killed past year in Afghanistan than at any time since records have been kept, with 3,804 civilians losing their lives.

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