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'They feel like my children': Community reacts to deaths of 13 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

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Washington, August 29, 2021 | comments
Marietta Daily Journal: 

In the wake of recent attacks at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left 13 U.S. service members dead and many more wounded, Cobb Countians have been grappling with the loss as the U.S. closes out its presence in the country after a 20-year war.

On Thursday, a suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport killed 11 Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier, as well as scores of Afghans. Of the U.S. service members killed, 12 were in their 20s, with some born in 2001, the year America’s presence in Afghanistan began. The oldest was 31.

The attack, claimed by ISIS-K, the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate, came as the U.S. continued evacuation efforts ahead of the U.S.’s Tuesday deadline to leave the country. READ MORE
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