The US soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been recognized as a 25-year-old elite Military Ranger from Washington state.

Sgt. Leandro Jasso was mortally wounded by small-arms hearth whereas supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel within the Khash Rod District, Nimruz Province, Military spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer mentioned in a press release.

“The lack of Sgt. Jasso is felt by his household and family members, by all who served with him and by all on this mission to guard our nation and our allies,” mentioned Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, the highest US officer in Afghanistan, to The Washington Submit.

Extra particulars in regards to the operation weren’t instantly accessible, and the incident is being investigated.

Jasso was a crew chief within the Military’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment’s 2nd Battalion. The unit relies at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state when not deployed.

The sergeant, who’s from Leavenworth and enlisted in 2012, was described as humble and professional by the commander of his battalion.

His demise marks the 10th fight fatality for the US navy in Afghanistan in 2018, the primary full 12 months because the Trump administration made the choice to maintain 15,000 US troopers within the nation to proceed battling towards the Taliban and different rebel teams.

The demise marked 2,409 Individuals killed in Operation Enduring Freedom because it started in 2001.

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