Thursday, July 28, 2016

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: Five U.S. Special Forces Troops Wounded Fighting Islamic State

Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson (L) speaks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. Reuters/Rahmat Gul

The Hill: 5 US special operators wounded fighting ISIS in Afghanistan

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday that five U.S. special operators were recently wounded in clearing operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The U.S. special operators were conducting partnered operations with Afghan special operators in the southern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar, Army Gen. John Nicholson said during a press briefing.

The injuries occurred during operations conducted in the last few days and were from small arms fire and shrapnel, Nicholson said.

The wounds were not life-threatening, and two of the service members have returned to their units, while three were evacuated from Afghanistan, Nicholson said.

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More News On Reports That Five U.S. Troops Have Been Wounded Fighting The Islamic State In Afghanistan

US General Says 5 US Troops Wounded in Afghan Fighting -- AP
Five US troops wounded in Afghanistan, military says -- AFP
5 US service members were injured while operating near ISIS in Afghanistan -- Reuters
Five U.S. troops wounded in Afghanistan fighting Islamic State, top general says -- Washington Post
Five US Special Operators Wounded Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan -- ABC News
Five U.S. Soldiers Wounded In Joint Operation With Afghan Troops Against IS -- RFE
Five US Troops Injured in Counter-Daesh Operations in Afghanistan -- Sputnik

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