Wire: US Military Deaths in Afghanistan Region at 791
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2009 -- Newswire services this evening reported that as of Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at least 791 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, according to the Defense Department. The Pentagon last updated its figures Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.
Of those, the Pentagon said 611 were killed by hostile action.
The Associated Press reported that outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department said 72 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 said.
(Report from newswire sources.)