Who is Javier Jaguar Gutierrez? Wiki, Biography, Age, Killed in Afghanistan, Career

Javier Jaguar Gutierrez Wiki – Biography

Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, of San Antonio, Texas were killed in the attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday.Both were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The Department of Defense said the two soldiers had posthumously been promoted.

Javier Jaguar Gutierrez Age

He was 28 years old.

Killed in Afghanistan

Two US special forces soldiers who were killed when an Afghan national army soldier opened fire with a machine gun have been named by the Department of Defense.

Sgt. 1st Class Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, were killed in the attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province late Saturday.

A member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, Ajmal Omer, told The Associated Press the gunman was killed.

The official said, An Afghan defense ministry official, who was not identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the shooter was an Afghan soldier who had argued with the U.S. forces before opening fire. He was not a Taliban infiltrator.

Attack in Afghanistan on U.S Army

Six more US troops were reportedly injured in the attack.
In a statement, the US military said ‘an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined US and Afghan force with a machine gun. We are still collecting information and the cause or motive behind the attack is unknown at this time.’

Col. John W. Sannes, 7th Special Forces Group Commander said in a statement: ‘Sgt. 1st Class Rodriguez was selfless and served honorably; he was certainly among the best in our unit.

‘Sgt. 1st Class Gutierrez was a warrior that exemplified selfless service and a commitment to the mission, both values that we embody here in the 7th Special Forces Group.’

Col. Sannes added that the unit would make it a priority to assist and support the soldiers’ families.

The US military said American and Afghan military personnel were fired on while conducting an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.

The operation is to help the Afghan government clear the area of Taliban and insurgent forces.

There have been numerous attacks by Afghan national army soldiers on their allied partners over the 18 years of Afghanistan’s protracted war.

Last July, two US service members were killed by an Afghan soldier in the southern Kandahar province. The shooter was wounded and arrested. In September, three U.S. military personnel were wounded when an member of the Afghan Civil Order Police fired on a military convoy, also in Kandahar.
The incident came as Washington has sought to find an end to the war in Afghanistan.

Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been meeting with Taliban representatives in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar in recent weeks. He’s seeking an agreement to reduce hostilities to get a peace deal signed that would start negotiations among Afghans on both sides of the conflict.

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In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump referenced the peace talks, saying U.S. soldiers were not meant to serve as ‘law enforcement agencies’ for other nations.

‘In Afghanistan, the determination and valor of our war fighters has allowed us to make tremendous progress, and peace talks are now underway, ‘ he said.

Investigation Report

Since the American invasion of Afghanistan, Taliban infiltrators have been a recurring problem in the Afghan Army.

The Taliban and the Islamic State group affiliate both operate in eastern Nangarhar province were the attack took place.

This past December, 23 Afghan soldiers were killed when a Taliban infiltrator opened fire on his colleagues at a base in Ghazni Province in eastern Afghanistan.

The incident on Saturday comes as Washington seeks to find an end to Afghanistan’s 18-year war, America’s longest.

Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been meeting with Taliban representatives in the Middle Eastern state of Qatar in recent weeks.

He’s seeking an agreement to reduce hostilities to get a peace deal signed that would start negotiations among Afghans on both sides of the conflict.

In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump referenced the peace talks, saying US soldiers were not meant to serve as ‘law enforcement agencies’ for other nations.

He said, ‘In Afghanistan, the determination and valor of our war fighters has allowed us to make tremendous progress, and peace talks are now underway.

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