Hundreds of Soldiers, CIA Agents, Civilian Contractors Have Died in Afghanistan and Pakistan

June 27th, 2007 - by admin

KCBS / Associated Press & Ward Anderson / Washington Post – 2007-06-27 22:29:15

At Least 342 US Military Deaths
in Afghanistan, Pakistan since 2001,
Defense Dept. Says

KCBS / Associated Press< (June 27, 2007) — As of Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at least 342 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 June 23, 2007. Of those, the military reports 221 were killed by hostile action. Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 61 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; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey and Yemen. There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death. The latest identifications reported by the military: • Army Capt. Darrell C. Lewis, 31, Washington, DC; died Saturday in Vashir City after his unit was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire; assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. • On the Net:
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Ten U.S. Deaths in Iraq Bring June Toll to 80
John Ward Anderson / Washington Post Foreign Service

BAGHDAD (June 24, 2007) — Ten U.S. soldiers died Saturday in Iraq, including seven killed in roadside bombings, the U.S. military said, bringing to 32 the number of U.S. servicemen whose deaths were announced in the past six days.

The deaths bring to 80 the number of American troops killed in Iraq so far this month, an average of about 3.5 fatalities per day, according to, an independent monitoring group. Sixty of the deaths were caused by roadside bombs, the leading killer of U.S. troops here.

U.S. military officials say powerful roadside bombings are occurring more frequently as more American troops are deploying on the streets of Iraq, particularly in the capital. U.S. officials say many of the materials used in the bombs and much of the know-how for building them are being imported from neighboring Iran.

In the deadliest incident Saturday, four U.S. soldiers were killed in northwest Baghdad when a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle during combat operations, according to a military statement. An Iraqi interpreter was wounded in the attack.

Two soldiers were killed in eastern Baghdad when their unit was hit by a roadside bomb and then came under small-arms fire, the military said, and another soldier was killed by small-arms fire in the southern part of the capital. A U.S. airman was killed in a roadside bomb attack on his vehicle in Tikrit, about 90 miles north of Baghdad.

Two U.S. soldiers died of noncombat causes, one in Baghdad, the other in Tikrit, the military said.

The British Defense Ministry announced that a British soldier died of wounds sustained in a roadside bombing Friday near the southern city of Basra, bringing to 153 the number of British troops killed in the war.

Elsewhere, at least 12 people were killed and 14 injured Saturday in a drive-by shooting, a sniper attack, a roadside bombing and other violence, according to an Iraqi Interior Ministry official who was not allowed to be quoted by name. In addition, 12 bodies, all bearing gunshot wounds and signs of torture, were found in Baghdad, he said.

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