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Tuesday
Nov152011

US Soldier Killed in Iraq, Second Death in November

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A U.S. service member was killed in central Iraq Monday, marking the second American death to be reported in the country this month.

According to the U.S. military, the soldier, whose name is being witheld until family members are notified, was killed while conducting operations.

The military said on Tuesday that the incident is being investigated.

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Friday
Nov042011

US Soldier Killed in Iraq, Marks First Death in November

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- A U.S. service member was killed in northern Iraq Thursday, marking the first American death to be reported in the country this month.

According to the U.S. military, the soldier, whose name is being witheld until family members are notified, was killed in action while conducting operations.

The military says the incident is being investigated.

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Tuesday
Aug302011

August Marks Deadliest Month of Afghan War for US

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon announced Monday night that a 23-year-old soldier from Sterling, Virginia was killed in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sunday when his unit came under attack by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and small arms fire.

As Spc. Douglas J. Green's name was released to the public, he became the 66th U.S. servicemember confirmed killed in Afghanistan this month, making August the deadliest month of the war.  By comparison, 65 U.S. servicemembers died in the country last July.

Nearly half of the deaths this month occurred when a Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents in Wardak, killing a total of 30 servicemembers, including 22 Navy SEALs.  Without that crash, the number of dead servicemembers in August would be 35 -- roughly average for this year so far.

Even with the crash, 296 servicemembers have died so far in 2011, down slightly from 2010's total of 315.

At the same time, civilian casualties have increased more than 25 percent this year, according to the United Nations.

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Monday
Apr042011

Two American Service Members Dead In Iraq

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- Two U.S. service members died in Iraq on Monday in what U.S. Central Command described as separate and “non-hostile” incidents, bringing the number of American soldiers who have died or been killed in the country this month to four.

The latest incident occurred in central Iraq.

Earlier Monday, the military said another soldier died in a non-hostile incident in northern Iraq. An investigation into that incident is currently underway, officials said. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

On Saturday, two American service members died in Iraq when enemy forces attacked their unit with what U.S. Central Command called indirect fire.

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Monday
Apr042011

Iraq: US Service Member Dead, Third This Month

Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(BAGHDAD) -- U.S. Central Command announced the death of a third U.S. service member in Iraq for the month of April on Monday.

The military said the soldier died in a non-hostile incident in northern Iraq. An investigation into the incident is currently underway, officials said. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

On Saturday, two American service members died in Iraq when enemy forces attacked their unit with what U.S. Central Command called indirect fire.

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