US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 842

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Posted: Nov 20, 2009 9:05 PM

As of Friday, Nov. 18, 2009, at least 842 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 Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 650 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.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ Two soldiers died Thursday in Zabul province, Afghanistan in a bomb explosion.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Spc. Joseph M. Lewis, 26, Terrell, Texas; died Tuesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

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