March 26, 2017

Afghanistan War Casualties Rise in March

During March, the US forces suffered thirty casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is a third higher than February, when there were twenty casualties. In addition to this monthly increase in casualties, the amount of soldiers wounded in action grew in March, with […]

Afghanistan War February 2011 Facts

During February, the US forces suffered twenty casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the third consecutive month with a reduction in casualties, as well as the first month since April 2010 with twenty or fewer casualties. February also brought a 35% reduction in casualties compared […]

Afghanistan War December 2010 Facts

During December, the US forces suffered 33 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This is the fewest amount of casualties in a month since April. While this fact indicates an improvement in Afghanistan, the amount of casualties in December were still notable in comparison to the past. […]

Casualties in Afghanistan Surge in 2010

During October, the US forces suffered 50 casualties in the Afghanistan War. In the first 9 days of November, there have been 19 more casualties – bringing the total amount of casualties in 2010 to 432, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is greater than any other year […]

Afghanistan War Casualty Facts

Between October 1st and 17th, the US forces have suffered 34 casualties in the Afghanistan War. This rate of casualties is the same pace as the previous 4 months, which has been the deadliest 4-month span of the Afghanistan War with 222 deaths from June to September. Including the casualties in October, there have been […]

Afghanistan Supply Trucks Attacked

Since last Thursday, when Pakistani authorities blamed crossfire from a NATO helicopter for the deaths of 3 Pakistani soldiers, the convoy of non-lethal supplies for NATO and US troops in Afghanistan has been halted from using Pakistani highways. A parked convoy was attacked by gunmen early Monday morning and about 20 oil tankers were set […]

Afghanistan War Deadlier Than Ever

Even though 3 months remain in 2010, this year has already become the most fatal year of the Afghanistan War with 366 casualties – surpassing 2009 with 311 casualties [.pdf]. During September, the US forces have suffered 45 casualties in Afghanistan – about the same pace of casualties for each of the previous 3 months, […]

Casualty Facts and Statistics for August

Even though August marked the end of combat missions in Iraq, the US forces suffered 17 casualties – making August the deadliest month since May of 2009, when there were 24 casualties. Additionally, there are “currently 49,700 troops in Iraq and this number will remain at this level through next summer,” says the commander in […]