LastDayWatchers as you remember
"The Department of Defense has identified 2,133 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the death of the following American recently:
BUTTRY, Brandon L., 19, Pfc., Army; Shenandoah, Iowa; Second Infantry Division."
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"At least 20 people were killed in four insurgent attacks around Afghanistan on Thursday, according to police and government officials.
The worst episode was a roadside bomb that blew up as a pickup truck crammed with civilians passed by, killing 10 people, five of them women and one a child, said Abdul Zirak, the spokesman for the governor of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. Six other civilians were wounded in the attack.
That attack took place at 7:30 a.m. in the troubled Musa Qala district in Helmand, a former Taliban stronghold that was never fully subdued by United States Marines in their offensive last year. Since the withdrawal of American surge forces in the area, with replacements from Afghan military forces, such attacks have steadily increased."
"They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan, and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sana'a, and in their places were raised the flags of tawhid [monotheism] and jihad,"
"After their consecutive defeats, they are working from behind agents and traitors," Zawahiri continues. "Their awe is lost and their might is gone and they don't dare to carry out a new campaign like their past ones in Iraq and Afghanistan."