U.S. deaths in Afghanistan, region

As of Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at least 337 members of the U.S. military have 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 June 19, 2007.Of those, the military reports 216 were killed by hostile action.

Outside the Afghan region, the Defense Department reports 61 more members of the U.S. military died in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Of those, two were the result of hostile action. The military lists these other locations as: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba; Djibouti; Eritrea; Jordan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Philippines; Seychelles; Sudan; Tajikistan; Turkey and Yemen.

There were also four CIA officer deaths and one military civilian
The latest deaths reported by the military:

• No deaths reported

The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Three soldiers died Sunday in Panjway after an explosive detonated near their vehicle. Killed were Army Capt. Joshua E. Steele, 26, North Henderson, Ill.; Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher D. Henderson, 35, Hillsboro, Ore.; and Army Sgt. 1st Class John M. Hennen, 26, Vinton, La.

Steele and Henderson were assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transition Team), Fort Riley, Kan. Hennen was assigned to the Louisiana National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, Lake Charles, La.

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