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US Military Deaths in Afghanistan at 419

Sunday, March 23, 2008

As of Sunday, March 23, 2008, at least 419 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures March 15 at 10 a.m. EST.

Of those, the military reports 287 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 63 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Air Force Airman Tech. Sgt. William H. Jefferson, Jr., 34, Norfolk, Va.; died Saturday near Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an explosive; assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.

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On the Net:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/

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