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US has deadliest month in Afghan war

Press TV – August 30, 2011

August 2011 has become the deadliest month for US troops in the decade-long war in Afghanistan with 66 American soldiers killed in the month.

The figure, released by the Associated Press on Tuesday, eclipsed the earlier figure of 65 belonging to July 2010.

Most fatalities were those of an August 6 helicopter crash in which 30 US troops lost their lives. The victims were aboard a Chinook shot down by Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province in the single deadliest incident of the Afghan war.

Twenty-three other American troops died this month in Kandahar and Helmand Provinces in southern Afghanistan. The remaining 13 were killed in eastern Afghanistan.

Besides the 66 Americans killed so far this month, the US-led NATO coalition also suffered the loss of two British, four French, one New Zealander, one Australian, one Polish and five other troops whose nationalities have not yet been disclosed.

So far this year, 403 US-led soldiers, including at least 299 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan, according to the AP tally.

There are currently about 150,000 US-led foreign troops in Afghanistan, almost 100,000 of them American forces.

August 30, 2011 - Posted by | Militarism

3 Comments »

  1. [...] US has deadliest month in Afghan war aletho | August 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Categories: Militarism | URL: http://wp.me/pIUmC-7Vg [...]

    Pingback by US has deadliest month in Afghan war « MasterAdrian's Weblog | August 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. So what? They don’t belong there. Good riddance.

    Comment by Luath | August 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. less boots on the ground
    more dupes IN the ground

    Comment by poet | August 30, 2011 | Reply


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