DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:55 P.M.) – On Thursday, at least two US servicemen were killed-in-action (KIA) and a third injured amid a raid against ISIS insurgents in the contested Nangarhar governorate.
The US soldiers were embedded with a platoon Afghani Army troops when they were overwhelmed by an ISIS ambush in the aforementioned area.
In a newly released statement, Washington confirmed the regrettable event and said it would release the names of fallen soldiers within 24 hours:
Amaq Agency also published a statement regarding the attack, stating ISIS militants had killed the two US soldiers in mention.
The ISIS outlet said ISIS had foiled an attempt by US special forces and Afghan troops to parachute over Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.
Preluded by airstrikes, artillery shelling and rocket attacks, the Afghan operation began but ended just one hour later as US forces and Afghan troops were forced to retreat.
According to ISIS’ version of events, “several US soldiers” were killed in the failed attack while US jets followed up by conducting intense airstrikes on the region, killing and wounding 100 people, most of them women and children.
The full report can be read in Arabic below: