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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (ALBOENEWS) — A U.S. serviceman has died Wednesday during an operation in eastern Afghanistan.

According to a news release from the headquarters of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the serviceman died in a joint operation between Afghan and U.S. forces against an ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan. Others were injured as well in the operation, however no number was released. Next of kin for the soldier have been notified.

This comes after earlier this week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the administration was considering a new strategy for operations in Afghanistan, which could include a full withdrawal.

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