- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

As of Sunday, April 5, 2009, at least 601 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Of those, the military reports 444 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 67 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, three were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey; and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian death.

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The latest deaths reported by the military:

_ No deaths reported.

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The latest identifications reported by the military:

_ Airman Staff Sgt. Phillip A. Myers, 30, Hopewell, Va.; died Saturday near Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an explosive; was assigned to the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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