Skip to comments.Troop deaths top 2000 in Afghan war
Posted on 08/16/2010 6:22:37 AM PDT by Cardhu
More than 2,000 foreign troops have died in Afghanistan since the war began in late 2001, according to the independent icasualties.org website.
In all, 2,002 soldiers have been killed since the US-led invasion, including 1,226 Americans and 331 British.
In contrast to these deaths over a span of almost nine years, 1,271 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2010.
June 2010 was the bloodiest month of the war with 102 killed as foreign forces pushed ahead with operations in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces. Another 88 were killed in July.
There are currently more than 140,000 US and Nato-led troops in Afghanistan aiming to to flush out remnants of Taliban fighters, who went on the offensive after being toppled from government in the 2001 invasion.
Disputes over the Afghan war have already brought down a Dutch government in February and a German president in May.
The losses in Afghanistan are less than half of those in the Iraq war, where at least 4,723 foreign troops have been killed since 2003 - 4,405 of them Americans.
Last week, a UN mid-year report showed civilian casualties had risen by 31 per cent this year compared with the same period last year.
So far this year, 434 foreign troops have been killed, compared with a peak of 521 in 2009, icasualties.org reported on Sunday.
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I don’t care for the source, but I am curious why we’re not getting blaring headlines with daily body counts of American casualties anymore, like we were with the previous President.
ODD, isn’t it?............
Code PINKOS are in the administration now..........
Welcome to FR..................
75% of the fallen are Anglo-American as usual. How long before the rest of the world starts bearing a share of the burden?
1. - I’m sure they were bussed in and paid for protesting. Now that Obama is in they went home. 2. - The media doesn’t cover protesters anymore.