The Tolo News quoted reports, as claiming that, "One-third of the 21 U. S. service members 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."
It is one of the few provinces in Afghanistan, where U. S. troops have been routinely accompanying Afghan forces into battle.
According to the report, US warplanes have carried out hundreds of airstrikes, while its special forces conducted ground operations in the province.
As per the new Afghan strategy of the U.
Around 14,000 U. S. soldiers are currently in Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, one U. S. soldier was killed and four others got injured during a "combat engagement" in the Achin district of Nangarhar province.
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