Saturday, July 12, 2008

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usnews: Afghan Warlords Now Turn Their Guns On U.S. Troops
The war in Afghanistan reached a wrenching milestone this summer: For the second month in a row, U.S. and coalition troop deaths in the country surpassed casualties in Iraq. This is driven in large simple cause and effect.

AFP: British soldiers injured by 'friendly fire' in Afghanistan
A British helicopter mistakenly opened fire on a group of British soldiers in Afghanistan, injuring nine of them, including three seriously, the defence ministry in London has said.

AP: Afghan official - U.S. strike hit wedding party
A U.S. military airstrike this week killed 47 civilians traveling to a wedding, the head of an Afghan government commission investigating the incident said Friday.

alalam: Afghan Blast Kills 2 NATO Soldiers
Two NATO soldiers were killed and one wounded Thursday when a bomb blew up their patrol in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance's International Security Assistance Force said.

07/10/08 : DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. Douglas J. Bull, 29, of Wilkes Barre, Pa., died July 8 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Chow Kay Valley, Afghanistan, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during a mounted patrol.

Courtesy of iCasualties: Operation Enduring Freedom

Latest Coalition Fatalities

DoD Announces Change In Status Of Army Soldiers (2 of 2)
Killed were:
Sgt. Alex R. Jimenez, 25 at the time of his capture, of Lawrence, Mass.
Pfc. Byron J. Fouty, 19 at the time of his capture, of Waterford, Mich.

DoD Announces Change In Status Of Army Soldiers (1 of 2)
On July 10, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified human remains recovered in Iraq July 9 to be those of two soldiers who had been previously listed as "Missing-Captured."

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Sgt. 1st Class Steven J. Chevalier, 35, of Flint, Mich., died July 9 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered in Samarra, Iraq, when his patrol vehicle was struck by a grenade. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment...

DoD Identifies Army Casualty
Spc. William L. McMillan III, 22, of Lexington, Ky., died July 8 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment...

Courtesy of Iraq Coalition Casualties Count

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