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U.S. Casualty Rate In Afghanistan For March: ZERO

Courtesy: US Defense Department
April 02, 2014

For the first time since January 2007, the U.S. had no troops that were killed in Afghanistan.  There are currently about 33,000 troops left in Afghanistan, and casualty numbers have continued to decrease as forces began withdrawing and changing the mission to training rather than carrying out operations.  Regardless, it is great news that none of America’s bravest were killed over the past month!


The Pentagon says there were no U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan in March — the first zero-fatality month there since January 2007.

American casualties in Afghanistan have declined as the number of U.S. forces has grown smaller and their role has shifted away from combat. U.S. troops are focused on training and advising Afghan forces.

The Pentagon says there are about 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, down from a 2011 peak of about 100,000.The international combat mission is scheduled to end in December; whether a new mission to train Afghans is undertaken in January has yet to be decided.Pentagon statistics show there were 132 U.S. deaths in Afghanistan in 2013, compared with 313 the year before and 415 in 2011.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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