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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

July 21, 2006

As of July 21, 2006, at least 257 members of the U.S. military have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department.

Of those, the military reports 158 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 56 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two are the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, Djibouti, Eritrea, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Seychelles, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Yemen.

There was also one military civilian death and four CIA officer deaths.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Staff Sgt. Eric Caban, 28, Fort Worth, Texas; died Wednesday in southern Afghanistan from small arms fire; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.


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