UPDATE: U.S. Service Member Killed in Afghanistan NOV 24

27 Nov 2018
KABUL, Afghanistan -- As previously announced, a U.S. service member was killed Nov. 24 while conducting an operation to eliminate al Qaeda militants in Nimroz province.   An initial review indicates Sgt. Jasso was likely accidentally shot by our Afghan partner force.  There are no indications he was shot intentionally.

 "The loss of Sgt. Jasso is felt by his family and loved ones, by all who served with him and by all on this mission to protect our country and our allies," said Gen. Scott Miller, Commanding General of Resolute Support and United States Forces - Afghanistan. 

Early interviews indicate the tragic accident occurred when the partnered force became engaged in a close-quarter battle during an assault on one of multiple barricaded al Qaeda shooters.

"Sgt. Jasso was killed defending our nation, fighting al Qaeda alongside our Afghan partners," Gen. Miller added. "All of us, and throughout our coalition of 41 nations, recognize the threats posed by groups such as al Qaeda and ISIS and are determined to fight them here."

For more information, email U.S. Forces - Afghanistan at pressoffice@hq.rs.nato.int, or via telephone at +93 (0)70-013-2114.

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