Two US servicemembers killed in Afghanistan

A member of the Afghan Air Force 777 Special Mission Wing looks out of an Mi-17 helicopter

Two US service members were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.

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

'In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service members killed in action are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete, ' said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

The statement did not provide details on the location of combat or on what led up to the deaths.

Violence has persisted in Afghanistan even as Taliban militants have held negotiations with USA officials about a peace settlement.

Following the talks, held in Qatar where the Taliban maintain an office, Khalilzad said the two sides reached two "draft agreements" covering the withdrawal of US troops and guarantees that Afghanistan would not revert to a haven for terrorists.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Likely Won't Be a Play Anywhere Game
Despite this, Ross didn't explicitly rule out the possibility that it could be added at a later date. There will be cross-play between the Steam and Windows Store versions of the PC port .

Despite the negotiations, the country is more unsafe than ever.

President Donald Trump is now planning to withdraw at least half of the 14,000 troops that remain in Afghanistan, which represent the majority of NATO's force. The Taliban have consistently refused to talk with the government in Kabul, describing it as a USA puppet.

Last year, 13 US service members were killed in Afghanistan.

Fighting continues across Afghanistan more than a week after the latest round of negotiations between the United States and the Taliban ended in Qatar, as Washington seeks an end to the almost 18-year war. In exchange, the USA would agree to withdrawing forces.

Despite the talks, Afghanistan is suffering from crippling violence, with a record number of civilian casualties past year.

Related News:



Most liked

Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan
Israel has long pushed Washington to recognize its claim over the territory it seized from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War. In May 2017, Trump became the first sitting USA president to visit the wall, but did not ask Netanyahu to join him.

Mueller investigation report doesn’t recommend any further indictments, source says
Federal prosecutors, also in NY , have been investigating foreign contributions made to the president's inaugural committee. Comey's firing led the Justice Department's No. 2 official, Rod Rosenstein, to appoint Mueller to take over the probe.

Syria silent amid muted global criticism of Trump Golan recognition
Until Trump's announcement, the United States and the global community have considered the Golan to be occupied Syrian territory. Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat panned the Golan announcement and said US policy would bring "bloodshed in our region".

New litmus test for 2020 Democrat hopefuls: Abolish Electoral College
The former Texas congressman told reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday that the total came from 128,000 separate donors. The first-day totals from O'Rourke and Sanders have far exceeded all other Democratic candidates who shared their totals.

Fed Signals Rate Hikes May Be Over For 2019
But at his news conference, Powell played down that prospect. " Patient means that we see no need to rush to judgment", he said. Reports emerged that Trump was even contemplating trying to fire Powell, who had been his hand-picked choice to lead the Fed.

New Zealanders To Hold Candlelight Vigil
A senior Turkish security source said Tarrant had entered Turkey twice in 2016 - for a week in March and for more than a month in September.

Manchester United can't afford any more slip-ups, says Matic
Manchester United coach Michael Carrick wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the permanent job. Nearly everybody at United is on duty. We have the Champions League as well.

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari's problems made Australian GP shockingly easy for Mercedes
Whiting was at the Melbourne circuit on Wednesday but passed away overnight after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Somehow that was lost past year . "I guess we were just slow", Vettel said after the race.

David Ospina collapses after head injury during Napoli game
According to a BBC report, the Colombian worldwide was subjected to treatment on the pitch, before being stretchered off. Seko Fofana found the target as Udinese suffered a 4-2 defeat to Napoli in Sunday's Italian Serie A encounter.

Arsenal vs. Stade Rennes - Football Match Report
There's a long way to go but with performances like that, we can compete. "We didn't put ourselves in a good position at the end of that first leg".

Stinging Tweets Scorch 'Snowflake' Devin Nunes Over Lawsuit Against Twitter
Engadget reports that Nunes blames Twitter for his reduced majority in the 2018 election. But, in spite of the lawsuit, " Devin Nunes' cow" is not backing down.

Cenk Uygur: Kellyanne Conway is Warning People About Trump Through Her Husband
Presented with her husband's concerns Monday, Kellyanne Conway dismissed them. "POTUS doesn't even know him!" It's about reality. He, for example, has argued against Trump's assertion that special counsel Robert S.

Samsung Galaxy A40 Leaked Renders Tip Infinity-U Display, Dual Rear Cameras
On the inside, the Samsung Galaxy A40 will employ the Exynos 7885 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. For camera duties, it offers a 13MP rear camera with F1.9 aperture and a 5MP front camera with face recognition.

Christchurch survivor recalls how he grabbed gunman's rifle forcing him to flee
Yesterday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Rashid would be given a posthumous national award for bravery. Mr Aziz said it was at this moment he spotted a gun abandoned by the attacker, who had once again run back to his auto .

Record Audiences Get Set to Make the 2017 Grand National the Biggest To Date
For some , it will be a case of asking which horses have been at their most impressive this season that will give them the clues as to which Grand National horses to bet on .