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12/14/2018 DoD Army Casualty Identified Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky, 19, from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died Dec. 13, 2018, at Bagram Airfield, Bagram District, Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. Pfc. Mikeasky was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. https://dod.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/1714487/dod-identifies-army-casualty/
12/14/2018 KP Drone strikes leave at least 15 militants dead in Ghazni and Paktika The U.S. forces have carried out a series of airstrikes in southeastern Ghazni and Paktika provinces of the country, leaving at least 15 militants dead. The203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said the U.S. forces carried out airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles in Gomar district of Paktika province. https://www.khaama.com/drone-strikes-leave-at-least-15-militants-dead-in-ghazni-and-paktika-02921/
12/14/2018 Reuters 21 Islamic State militants escape Iraqi jail, most recaptured Twenty one prisoners, most of them members of Islamic State jailed on terrorism charges, broke out of a prison in northern Iraq but 15 of them have been recaptured, Kurdish security officials said on Thursday. The fortified jail of Sosa is located near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya and include mainly militants of the hardline Islamist group who were captured during the fight against Islamic State which started in 2014. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-prison/21-islamic-state-militants-escape-iraqi-jail-most-recaptured-idUSKBN1OC0XW
12/14/2018 Pajhwok 4 killed, 9 injured in attack on funeral prayers in Balkh At least four people were killed in a gun attack on a funeral in northern Balkh province on Friday, a police official said. Unidentified gunmen fire at the uprising members attending the funeral before noon, the deputy police chief told Pajhwok Afghan News https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2018/12/14/4-killed-9-injured-attack-funeral-prayers-balkh
12/14/2018 KP Taliban executioner killed in U.S. drone strike in Zabul province A key Taliban group leader who was also the executioner of the group in southern Zabul province was killed in an airstrike of the U.S.forces. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the Taliban leader Haroon was killed along with two other militants in a drone strike in Kajer Khel area of Shajoi district. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-executioner-killed-in-u-s-drone-strike-in-zabul-province-02826/
12/14/2018 AP US soldier dies in non-combat incident in Afghanistan The U.S. military says an American service member has died in a non-combat-related incident in Afghanistan, without offering further information. The military’s statement says the incident happened on Thursday and is being investigated. The service member’s identity was being withheld until his family could be notified. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/12/14/us-soldier-dies-afghanistan/2309240002/
12/12/2018 BNA 250 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Helmand Governor of Helmand province reported from defeating, killing and wounding of hundreds of Taliban in a month in that province. Mohammad Yasin Khan governor of Helmand during a news conference said Taliban were defeated in Helmand and are currently unable to confront and combat with Afghan militaries. He added that in the less than a month, 250 Taliban including their shadow governor for Helmand with 11 local commanders were killed and dozen other Taliban have been injured. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/security/item/36076-250-taliban-insurgents-killed-in-helmand.html
12/12/2018 Reuters Afghan forces abandon district after Taliban pressure Afghan forces abandoned a remote district in the west of the country, leaving the area to Taliban insurgents after the government failed to resupply dozens of troops stationed there, provincial officials said on Wednesday. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-security/afghan-forces-abandon-district-after-taliban-pressure-idUKKBN1OB1SF?rpc=401&
12/12/2018 BNA Three Wolesi Jirga Candidates Injured By Unknown Gunmen Three candidates of Wolesi Jirga were injured by unknown gunmen in Logar province yesterday evening. Shahpoor Ahmadzai spokesman for Logar governor told BNA, convey of three Wolesi Jirga candidates were moving from Logar to Kabul, targeted by unknown gunmen. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/security/item/36077-three-wolesi-jirga-candidates-injured-by-unknown-gunmen.html
12/12/2018 AfghanistanTimes 43 militants killed in military drill The Afghan security forces have killed at least 43 insurgents and wounded 25 others in fresh military crackdowns conducted across the country within past 24 hours, officials said Wednesday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and Afghan Air Force (AAF) conducted raids in different areas of Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Ghazni, Khost, Logar, Zabul, Urzgan, Samangan, Faryab and Helmand provinces, in which 43 Taliban insurgents were killed and 25 others wounded. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/43-militants-killed-in-military-drill/