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US military death toll in Afghanistan reaches 2,000


Nato troops will withdraw by the end of 2014, but a number will remain to train Afghan security forces

The US military has suffered its 2,000th death in the Afghan war - with a suspected "insider" attack at a checkpoint.

A US soldier and a foreign contractor were killed in the east of the country, apparently by a rogue member of the Afghan security forces.

"Insider" attacks sharply increased this year, prompting the coalition to suspend joint operations this month.

However, such operations resumed in recent days, the Pentagon said.

Of course when bush was in office it was "fuck bush get them out now" etc.......(you know). But since obama is in the white house these threads sink like a stone.