As of Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at least 1,851 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is five less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,539 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 111 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is two more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,950 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_Two soldiers died May 20, in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device; killed were: Capt. Jesse A. Ozbat, 28, of, Prince George County, Va.; assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.; and 2nd Lt. Tobias C. Alexander, 30, of Lawton, Okla.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla.

_Spc. Samuel T. Watts, 20, of Wheaton, Ill.; died May 19, in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained April 25, in Zharay, Afghanistan, when he was attacked with an enemy improvised explosive device; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

_Two soldiers died May 18, in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an indirect fire; they were assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; killed were: Sgt. Michael J. Knapp, 28, of Overland Park, Kan., and Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox, 23, of Fort Wayne, Ind.

_Two soldiers died May 13, in Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, when the enemy attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; killed were: Sgt. Brian L. Walker, 25, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and Pfc. Richard L. McNulty III, 22, of Rolla, Mo.

_Staff Sgt. Israel P. Nuanes, 38, of Las Cruces, N.M.; died May 12, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained during an enemy attack with an improvised explosive device; assigned to 741st Ordnance Company, Fort Bliss, Texas, part of the 84th Ordnance Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group.

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