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U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan identified

U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan identified

The Department of Defense on Thursday named two U.S.airmen who were killed Wednesday when their vehicle came under attack near a base in Afghanistan.

Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Ky. and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Fla. were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the U.S. mission in Afghanistan which includes training and supporting Afghan security forces.

Roland was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla. and Sibley was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. the department said.

Their deaths, which happened near Camp Antonik, are the latest in a recent string of U.S. deaths in the war-torn country.

Last weekend, three American contractors were killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul. This month, an Army Green Beret was killed on a NATO base in Kabul.

Source: U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan identified