US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 836

AP News
Posted: Nov 11, 2009 8:46 PM

As of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at least 836 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 643 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 72 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, five were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and two military civilian deaths.


The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ The body of a soldier who disappeared Nov. 4 along with another soldier while trying to retrieve airdropped supplies from a river in Badghis province, Afghanistan, was found Wednesday.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ No new identifications.


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