Four U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Tue May 14, 2013 10:19am EDT

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Tuesday, the coalition and officials said, a day after three Georgian soldiers were killed in nearby Helmand.

The soldiers were in a vehicle on patrol in Kandahar's Zhari district when they were killed, provincial spokesman Jawid Ahmad Faisal said.

May has proved particularly bloody for members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is preparing to withdraw most combat troops by the end of next year.

U.S. President Barack Obama will announce how many combat troops the United States will leave after the withdrawal, Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier on Tuesday.

Many Afghans are eager to know the size of the post-2014 force, fearing chaos and civil war could erupt with no foreign forces in the country, but support for the costly war in ISAF countries is waning.

(Writing by Amie Ferris-Rotman; editing by Mike Collett-White)

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Comments (5)
The_Traveler wrote:
Where is the hew and cry about this? There is none.

What!? No accusation of cover-up, no taint of conspiracy, no wrangling for political advantage?

4 Americans lost their lives today. Get them all out.

May 14, 2013 11:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
friendss wrote:
The U.S. has long lost the craft of spying. Besides this Mr. Bean lookalike Ryan Fogle, who can forget the 6 CIA agents killed by a triple agent in Afghanistan? Amateurs!

May 14, 2013 11:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jake987 wrote:
Get Out NOW! …This is Obama’s good war ….gone bad and expensive ….just trying to show the world he has a pair when Michelle has already said he only has a little swag!

Gt out NOW and just spend your last three years reading your IRS Reports and your AP phone Records rather than killing and maiming young Americans to burnish your ….legacy ….you already have ObamaCrap …and the ObaMafia

May 14, 2013 12:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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