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Pentagon Updates Casualty List, Making June the Deadliest Month So Far for U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

Posted By admin On July 2, 2010 @ 4:00 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Edwin Mora
CNS News [1]
July 2, 2010

(Editor’s note: The Pentagon updated its U.S. fatality count Thursday night, listing three more combat-related deaths after this story was filed. According to CNSNews.com’s count, 59 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan in June, making it the deadliest month of the war for U.S. troops. The number in the story have been changed to reflect the updated information.)

(CNSNews.com) – As of July 1, 59 (new number) U.S. military fatalities were reported in Afghanistan, making June the deadliest month overall for American troops since the war started in October 2001, according to CNSNews.com’s tally.
 
The 59 combat and non-combat fatalities during the month of June compares with 58 deaths recorded in October 2009, which had been the deadliest month for U.S. troops until now.
 
The heaviest fighting between U.S. forces and insurgents tends to occur during the months of June to September. 
 
Among the 59 U.S. deaths reported in June, 54 were combat-related. The Afghanistan war’s overall U.S. death toll stands at 1,060, including 899 combat-related casualties. Non-combat related deaths include soldiers who have died accidentally, in vehicle or air crashes, for example.

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[5] June deadliest month for NATO troops since Afghan war began: http://www.prisonplanet.com/june-deadliest-month-for-nato-troops-since-afghan-war-began.html

[6] 2010 Was By Far the Deadliest Year for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan—One American Killed Every 18 Hours: http://www.prisonplanet.com/2010-was-by-far-the-deadliest-year-for-u-s-troops-in-afghanistan%e2%80%94one-american-killed-every-18-hours.html

[7] U.S. troops killed in deadliest month of Afghan war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-troops-killed-in-deadliest-month-of-afghan-war.html

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