US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,168

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Associated Press

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 4:36 PM

As of Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at least 2,168 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 two fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,790 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 134 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 one 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, 19,573 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. Andrew H. Sipple, 22, of Cary, N.C., died Jan. 17 in Kandahar City, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, from a noncombat-related incident currently under investigation; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

—Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Crossville, Tenn., died Jan. 15 in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

—Two soldiers died Jan. 10 at Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the aircraft they were aboard crashed; killed were: Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo., assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.

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