tSQL:more than one (first) WHILE in a Transaction block not working.

I have a big list of while statement to test.. but the below only executes for the first WHILE.. can this be worked around?

BEGIN TRAN
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue1' and ColTwo = 'somevalue2'
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue3' and ColTwo = 'somevalue4'
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue5' and ColTwo = 'somevalue6'
GO
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue1' and ColTwo = 'somevalue2'  
GO
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue3' and ColTwo = 'somevalue4'
GO
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue5' and ColTwo = 'somevalue6'
GO
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue1' and ColTwo = 'somevalue2'
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue3' and ColTwo = 'somevalue4'
select count(*)  FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue5' and ColTwo = 'somevalue6'  

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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
SELECT 1 --force @@ROWCOUNT to be 1
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue1' and ColTwo = 'somevalue2'  
GO
SELECT 1 --force @@ROWCOUNT to be 1
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue3' and ColTwo = 'somevalue4'
GO
SELECT 1 --force @@ROWCOUNT to be 1
WHILE @@ROWCOUNT > 0 DELETE TOP (1000) FROM sometable WHERE ColOne = 'somevalue5' and ColTwo = 'somevalue6'
GO
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