US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 663
-- As of Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at least 663 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 Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Of those, the military reports 495 were killed by hostile action.
Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 68 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three 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.
The latest deaths reported by the military:
Two soldiers died Monday in a hostile incident in Helmand province.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
- Army Staff Sgt. Eric J. Lindstrom, 27, Flagstaff, Ariz.; died Sunday near Barge Matal, Afghanistan, after insurgents attacked his patrol; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
- Two Marines died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Both were assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Killed were Lance Cpl. Pedro A. Barbozaflores, 27, Glendale, Calif., and Master Sgt. Jerome D. Hatfield, 36, Axton, Va.
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 14, 2009; 8:30 PM