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U.S. service member dies in southern Afghanistan

Release No: UNRELEASED Jan. 12, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

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United States Forces-Afghanistan

January 11, 2009

Release Number 20091101-05

U.S. service member dies in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - One U.S. service member died today of non-combat related causes in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The incident is under investigation.

The service member’s name is withheld pending next of kin notification.

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United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

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