As of Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at least 1,769 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 six less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,478 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 102 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 12 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is three more than the department's tally.

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The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 15,322 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:

— Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, 49, of Fairfax, Va.; died Feb. 3, in Kabul province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas.

— Lance Cpl. Edward J. Dycus, 22, of Greenville, Miss.; died Feb. 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

— Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, of Redding, Calif.; died Jan. 31 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

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