US military deaths in Afghanistan top 2,000

As a result of the U.S.-led invasion, 2,043 troops have died since late 2001


Associated Press
January 2, 2013 9:26PM (UTC)

As of Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2012, at least 2,043 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 the same as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST.

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At least 1,703 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 119 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

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

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.


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