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The Department of Defense has identified 2,209 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:
DRAKE, Christopher R., 20, Specialist, Army; Tickfaw, La.; 1084th Transportation Company, 165th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 139th Regional Support Group.
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Israel’s defence chief spoke at an annual civil defence drill to prepare for missile attacks on Israel. This year’s exercise comes at a time of heightened concerns that Israel could be dragged into the Syrian civil war.
A number of mortar shells from the fighting in Syria have landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. While Israel believes most of the fire has been errant, it has accused Syria of firing intentionally at Israeli targets on several occasions, and last week the sides briefly exchanged fire.