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At least 1,123 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

As of Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at least 1,123 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is six more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 903 military personnel have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 94 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 two fewer than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts two military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 7,415 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

—A U.S. service member died Wednesday following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Sgt. Jose L. Saenz III, 30, of Pleasanton, Texas; died Monday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

—Pfc. Paul O. Cuzzupe, 23, of Plant City, Fla.; died Sunday in Akhtar-Mohammad-Khan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

—Sgt. Andrew C. Nicol, 23, of Kensington, N.H., and Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn, 24, of Grand Ledge, Mich.; died Sunday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga.

—Pfc. John E. Andrade, 19, of San Antonio; died Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.

—Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Cornelius, 20, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Pfc. Vincent E. Gammone III, 19, of Christiana, Tenn.; died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

—Cpl. Max W. Donahue, 23, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; died Saturday of wounds received Aug. 4 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

—Master Sgt. Jared N. Van Aalst, 34, of Laconia, N.H.; died Aug. 4 in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while his unit was conducting combat operations; assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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