Special Ops Soldiers Suffer Casualties In Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 10:52 am
By: News 9

An unknown number of U.S. special operations forces have been wounded while operating in Afghanistan, according to Pentagon officials.

There are reports of at least two separate instances involving special operations forces in Afghanistan that resulted in casualties, but U.S. officials have not commented publicly on the matter yet.

CBS News correspondent David Martin reports that in one incident, troops operating with Afghan forces near Marja in Helmand took casualties.

A Medevac was sent into pick up the casualties. While it was on the ground, a mortar went off nearby, possibly damaging one of the rotors. At last report, the Medevac is still on the ground. It is unclear if there were any fatalities.

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