US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,174

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 4:36 PM

As of Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at least 2,174 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 one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

At least 1,795 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 132 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, 19,656 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:

—Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan; assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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