Two U.S. Troops KIA in Afghanistan on June 25, 2019

Afghanistan casualty

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DOD identified the two individuals killed in Afghanistan. MSG Michael Riley of the 10th Special Forces Group and SGT James Johnston of the 71st Ordnance Group died of wounds received from small arms fire on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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The Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan reports that two U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

A Taliban spokesman said that two U.S. soldiers were killed in Urozgan province. Some news media outlets are stating one was a Special Forces soldier and the other Army EOD.

The 26 June casualties increase the number of U.S. service members lost in Afghanistan to nine personnel.

Very little information is released by the Department of Defense until the 24 hours after families of the service members have been notified. It is customary for media outlets to refrain from providing details until the DoD releases the names of the casualties.

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References:

June 26, 2019. “Two US servicemembers killed in ambush in Afghanistan”, Stars and Stripes.

June 26, 2019. Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Resolute Support. (statement).


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