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June 12, 2013

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,100

As of Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at least 2,100 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 five less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,744 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 124 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 Afghanistan is four more than the department’s tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 18,734 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Two soldiers died June 3, in Tsamkani, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by a suicide-vehicle-borne improvised explosive device; they were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed were: 2nd Lt. Justin L. Sisson, 23, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Spc. Robert A. Pierce, 20, of Panama, Okla.

—Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, of Austin, Texas, died June 1, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

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Online:

http://www.defense.gov/news/

 

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