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Army Ranger killed during 2018 raid was accidentally shot by Afghan commando | Task and Purpose

Army Ranger killed during 2018 raid was accidentally shot by Afghan commando | Task and Purpose

A new report has confirmed that an Army Ranger’s death during a raid in Afghanistan last November was due to friendly fire from an elite Afghan commando unit.  According to records obtained by Army Times through a Freedom of Information Act request, the shot that mortally wounded Sgt. Leandro Jasso on November 24, 2018, came from a soldier assigned to the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command’s Ktah Khas batallon.  On the night of Jasso’s death, a joint force of Rangers and Ktah Khas soldiers were on a “time-sensitive raid” in Afghanistan’s in Nimruz Province when they engaged al-Qaeda militants.

 

Source:  https://taskandpurpose.com/afghanistan-friendly-fire-army-ranger-leandro-jasso

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