Obama eulogizes six US soldiers, including Jewish airman, killed in Afghanistan attack

By REUTERS, JTA
December 26, 2015 08:11

President Barack Obama called the six US troops killed in Afghanistan on Monday "outstanding" and "brave" as he thanked American service members on Friday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.

"Even though we have been able to reduce the number of folks we're deploying to places like Iraq and Afghanistan, there are still folks over there every single day and it's still dangerous as we saw this past week with the outstanding, brave men and women who were killed," Obama said. The six American troops were killed when a suicide bomber on a motor bike struck their patrol near Bagram air base, marking the deadliest attack on US forces this year.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.


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