2,400 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan in the longest war of the American history

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2,400 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan in the longest war of the American history

KABUL - The US Army lost 14 service members in 2018 in Afghanistan, where the longest war in America’s history entered its 18th year in October. Relatively few of the 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan go into combat or serve near the front lines, in the framework of NATO’s training mission, Stars and Stripes reported.

“However, some do work within a separate US counterterrorism mission that targets groups like Al-Qaida and the local Islamic State affiliate,” the military news site said. Many of the US military personnel who died in Afghanistan last year were from elite units.

The deadliest single incident happened in November, when four troops were killed by a roadside bombing in Ghazni.

Around 2,400 American military personnel have been killed since the US military mission in Afghanistan began in 2001. (Pajhwok)