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U.S. Forces Afghanistan expresses sympathy to Afghanistan

Release No: UNRELEASED Jan. 19, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

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U.S. Forces Afghanistan

January 15, 2009                                                               

Release Number 20091501-01

U.S. Forces Afghanistan expresses sympathy to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan –U.S. Forces Afghanistan express our condolences to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and the people of Afghanistan, for the death of  Major Gen. Famahmad Sayar and those who died in today’s tragic aircraft accident in western Afghanistan.

“We express our deepest sympathies to the families of the lost Afghan National Army Soldiers,” said U.S. Force Afghanistan Director of Strategic Communications, Brig. Gen. Michael Ryan. “The legacy these Soldiers leave behind is one of unyielding commitment to making Afghanistan a safer and more secure place to live.”

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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.

Contact Information – US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office

Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 0093 (0) 788 189 049

USFOR-A-MediaRelations@afghan.swa.army.mil