AFGHANISTAN: US MILITARY DEATHS

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,145

August 27, 2010 
by Michael Leon  

U.S. Troop in Afghanistan

By the Associated Press
As of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at least 1,145 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is five more than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.
At least 927 military personnel have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.
Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 93 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.
The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is one fewer than the department’s tally.
The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths. 
Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 7,643 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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