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U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan

August 6, 2006

As of August 5, 2006, at least 262 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 162 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 deaths reported by the military:

_ No new deaths reported

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Army Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Suplee, 39, Lakeland, Fla.; died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., from injuries suffered in a traffic accident on April 1 in Kabul; assigned to the National Guard 153rd Cavalry Squadron, Ocala, Fla.

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