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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

July 8, 2006

As of July 8, 2006, at least 254 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 153 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.

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The latest death reported by the military:

_ Army Pfc. Kevin F. Edgin, 31, Dyersburg, Tenn.; killed Thursday by small arms fire in Baghran Valley; assigned to the Army’s 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Edgin

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