Two more US soldiers were killed this week as the Afghanistan war rages on

Posted On: Jul 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Two more US soldiers were killed this week as the Afghanistan war rages on

Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this week as the war closes in on its 17th anniversary.
In total, four Americans have died from hostile fire in Afghanistan this year as fighting against the Taliban rages on in many parts of the country.
The US has roughly 14,000 troops in Afghanistan after the Trump administration made the decision to increase the US military's presence there by several thousand last year.
The longest war in US history often seems to be largely forgotten, even as American soldiers are still fighting and dying in it.
With much of the US public's focus on issues such as immigration back home, media coverage of the war is quite limited.
In this context, many Americans may not have heard that two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this week as the conflict closes in on its 17th anniversary.
A special operations soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz , 32, was killed in a combat mission in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Thursday. Last Saturday, Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel,...

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