Wire: US Military Deaths in Afghanistan Region at 769
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 -- Newswire services this evening reported that as of Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at least 769 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 U.S Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Of those, the U.S. military reports 589 were killed by hostile action.
The Associated Press reported that outside the Afghan region, the U.S. Defense Department reports 70 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, AP noted.
(Report from newswire sources.)