At least 2,015 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001

Published October 30, 2012

| Associated Press

As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at least 2,015 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 one more than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,680 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 118 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 four more than the department's tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 17,834 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:

— Two soldiers died Oct. 25 of wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by small arms fire in Khas Uruzgan, Oruzgan province, Afghanistan; killed were: Staff Sgt. Kashif M. Memon, 31, of Houston, Texas; assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz, 22, of Murrieta, Calif.; assigned to the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), 8th Military Information Support Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

— Chief Warrant Officer Michael S. Duskin, 42, of Orange Park, Fla., died Oct. 23, in Chak District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol during combat operations; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N. C.

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