US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,121

As of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at least 2,121 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is three less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,759 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

Outside of Afghanistan, the department reports at least 127 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, 11 were the result of hostile action.

The AP count of total OEF casualties outside of Afghanistan is three more than the department’s tally.

The Defense Department also counts three military civilian deaths.

Since the start of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, 19,080 U.S. service members have been wounded in hostile action, according to the Defense Department.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

—Spc. Nicholas B. Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Calif., died July 30 in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire; assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

—Sgt. Stephen M. New, 29, of Bartlett, Tenn., died July 28 in Bagram, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi District of Kabul Province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Jackson, Miss.

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