US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 841

AP News
Posted: Nov 18, 2009 9:07 PM

As of Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at least 841 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 Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 649 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:

_ No new deaths reported.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Sgt. Benjamin W. Sherman, 21, Plymouth, Mass.; died Nov. 4 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, during a resupply mission; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.


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