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Fact Check: No Marines have died in Afghanistan this year

“Rumors are spreading online that nine Marines recently died in Afghanistan. But that’s not true. The Facebook posts like this one have caused heated social-media arguments, with commenters placing pointed blame for the loss of troops on everyone from President Trump to Marine Corps commanders to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. And, surely, the posts also resulted in many prayers by good-hearted citizens.”

Source: FACT CHECK: No Marines have died in Afghanistan this year

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