08 Jan '18, 2pm

Nangarhar is the Deadliest Afghan Province for U.S. Forces in the Past Year

The death of a Green Beret in a New Year’s Day firefight in Nangarhar province was a grim reminder of continued violence in the deadliest province in the deadliest country where Americans are deployed. Weeks earlier, Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch told reporters a soldier’s death was a reminder of “the constant danger” troops face here every day. More Americans died in combat in Afghanistan last year than anywhere else — but nowhere else was more dangerous for deployed troops than Nangarhar. The mostly Pashtun province east of Kabul is one of the few places Americans have been routinely accompanying Afghan forces into battle in the rugged mountainous border region with Pakistan. One-third of the 21 U.S. servicemembers killed in combat last year died there, more than in any other single spot where troops were fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Niger....

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/nangarhar-is-the-deadlie...

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