A 22-year-old soldier from Illinois and a 23-year-old soldier from Ohio were identified Friday as the U.S. Army Rangers who were killed this week fighting the Islamic State in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were killed — possibly by friendly fire from either U.S. or Afghan forces — while conducting a raid on an ISIS compound Wednesday night, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said. The Rangers believe the raid killed at least 35 ISIS fighters — including the head of ISIS-Khorasan in eastern Afghanistan, Abdul Hasid, the Pentagon added.CONTINUE READING HERE