US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 853

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 9:08 PM

As of Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at least 853 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 Monday at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 661 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 71 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, four 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:

_ A soldier died Saturday from a bomb blast while on foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan.


The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ No new identifications reported.


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